- quill driver,
- quill pen,
- quillai bark,
- quiller-couch, sir arthur thomas,
Origin of quilled
- a hollow shaft or sleeve through which another independently rotating shaft may pass.
- a shaft, joined to and supported by two other shafts or machines, for transmitting motion from one to the other.
- a rotating toolholder used in boring or facing internal angles.
verb (used with object)
- to arrange (fabric) in flutes or cylindrical ridges, as along the edge of a garment, hem, etc.
- to wind on a quill, as yarn.
Origin of quill
Examples from the Web for quilled
At one he bought some gloves for Mrs. Woodhouse, and at another some delicate, quilled chrysanthemums caught his eye.Johnstone of the Border|Harold Bindloss
I have "quilled" for her many a time—that is, run the yarn off the reel into spools for use in the shuttle.My Boyhood|John Burroughs
The deep red double daisy; in this the petals are usually tubular or quilled.The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7|William Curtis
Used to blazon the quills of feathers: thus, a blue feather having its quill golden is blazoned—A feather az., quilled or.The Handbook to English Heraldry|Charles Boutell
If their cousins whom we found just now were like Chrysanthemums, these are like quilled Dahlias.Glaucus|Charles Kingsley
- any of the large stiff feathers of the wing or tail of a bird
- the long hollow central part of a bird's feather; calamus
Word Origin for quill
c.1400, "piece of reed or hollow stem of a feather," probably related to Middle High German kil "quill," from Low German quiele, of unknown origin. Meaning "pen made from a (goose) quill" is from 1550s; that of "porcupine spine" is from c.1600.