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quill

quill

pronunciation:
kwIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a bird's feather, esp. a long wing or tail feather.
definition 2: such a feather, as of a goose, used as a writing implement by dipping the hard, hollow portion into ink.
definition 3: one of the sharp hollow spines of such mammals as the hedgehog or porcupine.
similar words:
spine
definition 4: a spool or spindle upon which yarn or thread can be wound.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: quilled, quilling, quills
definition 1: to wind (yarn or thread) on a quill.
definition 2: to cause (fabric) to have ridges or pleats, esp. about the edges.
derivation: quill-like (adj.)
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