quill pen


quill pen
pen made out of a feather

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • quill-pen — quillˈ pen noun A quill used as a pen adjective Using or suggestive of old fashioned, slow and protracted methods or style (in office or literary work) • • • Main Entry: ↑quill …   Useful english dictionary

  • quill pen — noun pen made from a bird s feather • Syn: ↑quill • Hypernyms: ↑pen …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crow-quill pen — Перо для вычерчивания тонких линий; Резец [штихель] для гравирования тонких линий …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Quill — Quill, n. [Perhaps fr. F. quille ninepin (see {Kayless}); but cf. also G. kiel a quill. MHG. kil, and Ir. cuille a quill.] 1. One of the large feathers of a bird s wing, or one of the rectrices of the tail; also, the stock of such a feather.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quill bit — Quill Quill, n. [Perhaps fr. F. quille ninepin (see {Kayless}); but cf. also G. kiel a quill. MHG. kil, and Ir. cuille a quill.] 1. One of the large feathers of a bird s wing, or one of the rectrices of the tail; also, the stock of such a feather …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quill driver — Quill Quill, n. [Perhaps fr. F. quille ninepin (see {Kayless}); but cf. also G. kiel a quill. MHG. kil, and Ir. cuille a quill.] 1. One of the large feathers of a bird s wing, or one of the rectrices of the tail; also, the stock of such a feather …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quill nib — Quill Quill, n. [Perhaps fr. F. quille ninepin (see {Kayless}); but cf. also G. kiel a quill. MHG. kil, and Ir. cuille a quill.] 1. One of the large feathers of a bird s wing, or one of the rectrices of the tail; also, the stock of such a feather …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quill — [kwıl] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from Middle Low German quiele] 1.) also quill pen a pen made from a large bird s feather, used in the past 2.) a stiff bird s feather 3.) one of the long pointed things that grow on the back of a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quill-nib — quillˈ nib noun A quill pen shortened for use with a holder • • • Main Entry: ↑quill …   Useful english dictionary

  • pen|tail — «PEHN TAYL», noun. a variety of tree shrew, a small, squirrellike, insectivorous animal of Borneo, Sumatra, and other islands in Southeast Asia, having a long tail naked toward the base, but with the terminal portion fringed on opposite sides… …   Useful english dictionary


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