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[kwil-er] /ˈkwɪl ər/
a machine for quilling yarn.
a person who operates such a machine.
Origin of quiller
First recorded in 1850-55; quill + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A few weeks later quiller the younger looked up from a newspaper with a grin.

    The Odds Ethel M. Dell
  • "quiller," he said, as one might have announced a guest of indifferent welcome.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
  • Let it be a lesson to you, quiller, my laddiebuck; when you hear that whistle, light out for the tall timber.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
  • quiller, a parasite, a person who sucks neatly through a quill.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • This is what she was doing one afternoon about a week after her fruitless visit to Mr. quiller's office.

    The Easiest Way Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
  • Merefleet looked over old quiller's shoulder into the little kitchen.

    The Odds Ethel M. Dell
  • Merefleet came upon her once standing in the sunshine with Mrs. quiller's baby in her arms.

    The Odds Ethel M. Dell
  • Are you coming along with Bert and me this afternoon in quiller's boat?

    The Odds Ethel M. Dell
  • "One thing at a time, quiller," said the man, spreading his hands.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
  • They went down to the shore shortly after, and embarked in quiller's boat.

    The Odds Ethel M. Dell

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