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 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.
1. A support, slightly tapered, with or without a conical base, on which yam is spun or wound for use as weft. 2. The weft package wound on the support defined above. 3. A relatively long but narrow package of yam taken up on a cylindrical former during the draw-twisting of continuous filament yarns.
1. A small bobbin, with or without flanges, on to which weft is wound. In use it revolves when mounted on the shuttle pin of a narrow fabric loom. 2.The weft package as described in 1 above.3. See pirn.
Quill or Quille is an anglicised version of the Irish surname Coll, Coill, and O'Coill (Ã“ Coill), all of which mean wood, forest or shrub. The Coill clan are believed to be a bardic family from Munster, particularly Kerry and Cork.
Quill was a popular Northeast USA band that played extensively throughout New England and New York in the late 1960s and that gained national attention by performing at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. The band was originally founded by two singer/songwriters and brothers from the Boston area, Jon and Dan Cole.