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quill pen

noun
  1. another name for quill (def. 2)
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Historical Examples

  • We heard his quill-pen squeaking when we listened at the door.

    The Wouldbegoods

    E. Nesbit

  • But the barrel of my rifle was bitten together as a schoolboy does a pen—a quill-pen, I mean.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • When Michael Clones came to the doorway, Dyck laid down his quill-pen and eyed the flushed servant in disapproval.

    No Defense, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • Students should practise themselves by translating figs. 132, 133 into fine, Quill-pen drawings.

  • She scratched two lines with a quill-pen upon a slip of paper, which she folded while the ink was still wet.

    Aurora Floyd, Vol. II (of 3)

    M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon