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quilled

[ kwild ]

adjective

  1. rolled or incurved into a narrow tubular form.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of quilled1

First recorded in 1720–30; quill + -ed 3

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Example Sentences

Now, however, the informal type replaces the stiff, formal quilled flowers of that period.

His wings have been quilled thrice, and are now up again: he will be able to fly after us to Ireland, if he be willing.

Would nothing fit yon theatrical ijiot but stamping my new quilled Regents flat?

Every bit of her quilled and crimped hear-gear and neckwear, once as white as snow, was ruined.

The center of the flower is of small quilled petals, pure white in color.

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