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 a feather
The duke wrote a letter with a quill pen.
Sentence in Classic:
Accordingly, it was locked up in his box, and drawn off by himself in a phial, and administered to me through a piece of quill in the cork, when I was supposed to be in want of a restorative.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
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 Context
His face was livid, large drops rolled down his face, and in his fingers he held the fragments of a quill pen which he had torn to atoms.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Aramis accordingly took the quill, reflected for a few moments, wrote eight or ten lines in a charming little female hand, and then with a voice soft and slow, as if each word had been scrupulously weighed, he read the following:.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
He took from his pocket two small objects which were nothing more than two quills wrapped in cotton, and thrust one up each of his nostrils.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context