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quill
 n.  one of the large feathers of a bird's wing, or stock of such a feather; pen for writing made by sharpening and splitting the point or nib of the stock of a feather
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  There also the family idled while Ellen's quill scratched across her ledgers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  Surely, when she entered that room, Mother would again be sitting there before the secretary and would look up, quill poised, and rise with sweet fragrance and rustling hoops to meet her tired daughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  "The war is over," she thought and suddenly she dropped the quill as a wild happiness flooded her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
4  She picked up her quill to resume her writing but laid it down when she heard Will coming in at the back door.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
5  The front door opened and the counter boy entered, picking his teeth with a quill.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  The ear has no external leaf whatever; and into the hole itself you can hardly insert a quill, so wondrously minute is it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
7  They are to be recognized by the quill pens which they wear in the cord of their hat.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—A HARD BISHOPRIC FOR A GOOD BISHOP
8  "Give me paper, a quill, and some ink, then," said the cardinal.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 44 THE UTILITY OF STOVEPIPES
9  "Yes, sir, I know it," replied the duke, dipping the quill in the ink.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 59 WHAT TOOK PLACE AT PORTSMOUTH AUGUST 23, 1628
10  He took a quill, wrote the name of d'Artagnan in the commission, and returned it to him.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 67 CONCLUSION
11  There was another old woman watching by the bed; the parish apothecary's apprentice was standing by the fire, making a toothpick out of a quill.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
12  "I've swallered several; and one had a tolerable quill," said Sam placidly from the corner.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
13  I rejoice, however, to perceive that he wrote with a broad-pointed quill pen, and I can hardly doubt that we will find some impression upon this blotting-pad.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
14  "One would have thought quill drivers enough had sprung up," remarked the old prince.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III
15  Every word of Pierre's burned into his heart, and with a nervous movement of his fingers he unconsciously broke the sealing wax and quill pens his hands came upon on his uncle's table.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  The duke wrote a letter with a quill pen.