a wind instrument with a single or double reed, as a saxophone or an oboe.
A Brief History Of Writing InstrumentsThe quill fueled most written communication from the 6th to the 19th century. Quills were made of hollow bird feathers, most commonly goose feathers.
Also called reed.
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To a reed-instrument player it was painful to see the oboist bite a bit off his reed when the tone was not to his liking!Rustic Sounds|Francis Darwin