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Words nearby quilling
Definition for quilling (2 of 2)
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM quillquill-like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for quilling
Pardessus of the same material, trimmed all round with a quilling of plain purple ribbon.
The body of the mantle, as well as the two skirts, is edged with quilling of satin ribbon of the color of the cloak.
New barège dresses are made with three flounces, scalloped, and trimmed at the edge with a quilling of ribbon.
I used to help do some of the quilling—running the yarn or linen thread upon spools to be used in the shuttles.Our Friend John Burroughs|Clara Barrus
In quilling or setting on the lace, endeavour to conceal the darns under the pleats.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book|Eliza Leslie
British Dictionary definitions for quilling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for quilling (2 of 2)
- 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