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quill

(kwĭl)
n.
1. The hollow stemlike main shaft of a feather. Also called calamus.
2. Any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird.
3. One of the sharp hollow spines of a porcupine or hedgehog.

quill

  1. the hollow stalk of the feather of birds.
  2. a whole wing or tail feather.
  3. the spine of a porcupine.

quill

the shaft of a bird's feather (1).

quill suture technique
a secure, external method of closing the vulva against prolapse; now obsolete. A vertically placed piece of rubber tubing on either side of the vulva is encircled in a row of four or five horizontal mattress sutures.
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She said: "They were practising writing with quill pens and ink.
Personal possessions include a shell engraved with a scene of the Immaculate Conception, a statuette bust of St Phillip Neri, founder of the Oratorian Order whom Newman studied, a reliquary mount in ornate metal from Newman's desk as well as his pot with used and sharpened quill pens.
Perhaps not gold nuggets under the mattress, quill pens or compulsory exercise, but encouragement to develop physical and mental alertness.
The women are also set to learn how to write with quill pens.
Youngsters can churn butter, write with quill pens and make clay pots and tin candle holders.
For the opposition is armed with quill pens for the romantics and biros for the practical and, while they may not seem the most powerful of weapons, remember that a simple man from Stratford conquered the imaginations of centuries of people with a few simple manuscripts.
Students experienced Loyalist studies and writing with quill pens, as well as costumed presentations by Marilyn Haslinger and Imogen Givens.
Costumed staff practised calligraphy with quill pens and there were demonstrations of the art of corn dolly-making.
Using ancient inks and quill pens, the production run isn't going to be very big - one original, costing over pounds 2m.
There will also be opportunities for hands-on experiences including carding and spinning thread, dyeing using natural plants and writing with quill pens.
The pen can be mightier than the keyboard if you choose the best raw ingredients and Stuart Houghton Ltd, based in Herefordshire have all the desk accessories, quill pens, roller blotters, personal seals and waxes and all sort of ancient and modern writing paraphernalia, to keep the lowliest scribe in heaven.
He painted newspapers, quill pens, fruit, flowers, books, musical instruments and other ordinary things.