An implement of torture yielded by a goose and commonly wielded by an ass. This use of the quill is now obsolete, but its modern equivalent, the steel pen, is wielded by the same everlasting Presence.
One of the large feathers of a bird's wing, or one of the rectrices of the tail; also, the stock of such a feather.
A pen for writing made by sharpening and splitting the point or nib of the stock of a feather; as, history is the proper subject of his quill.
The pen of a squid. See Pen.
A writing implement made from the tail or wing feather of a bird, such as a turkey or goose.
In drawing and calligraphy, a pen made from a goose's feather.
any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
the hollow shaft of a feather
a goose feather one wrote with in the old days
The hollow part of a feather, at the base. The quill attaches to the bird's skin.
section of a primary or secondary feather used in fly tying.
A new feather just being produced by the feather follicle. When birds are undergoing molt and are partially covered by pin feathers, they are said to be "in quill."
A pen made from a long feather or quill of a bird. Goose or turkey quills were used for ink writing in the days before the invention of the steel dip-pen point and the fountain pen.
A pen made from a bird's feather.
A drawing or writing pen formed from the flight feathers of a goose or swan. The shaft of the feather is cut across its wide end either at an angle or to form a square tip. The hollow shaft forms a natural ink reservoir.
A pen made from the central shaft of a feather, often the primary flight feathers of geese.
A quill pen is made from a flight feather (preferably a primary) of a large bird, most often a goose. Quills were used as instruments for writing with ink before the metal dip pen, the fountain pen, and eventually the ball point pen came into use. The hand-cut goose quill is still a superior calligraphy tool, providing a sharp stroke and flexibility unmatched in steel pens.