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quill:

see penpen,
pointed implement used in writing or drawing to apply ink or a similar colored fluid to any surface, such as paper. Various kinds of pens have been used since ancient times.
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What does it mean when you dream about a quill?

As a writing instrument often associated with refinement and gentility, the quill can symbolize superior social status or prestige, sophistication or style, false delicacy or affectation, and belles lettres, among others. In a dream it may provide inspiration to write about thoughts and dreams.

quill

[kwil]
(design engineering)
A hollow shaft into which another shaft is inserted in mechanical devices.
(textiles)
A shaft or spool on which filling yarn is wound before insertion into a shuttle.
(vertebrate zoology)
The hollow, horny shaft of a large stiff wing or tail feather.

quill

1. 
a. any of the large stiff feathers of the wing or tail of a bird
b. the long hollow central part of a bird's feather; calamus
2. any of the stiff hollow spines of a porcupine or hedgehog
3. a device, formerly usually made from a crow quill, for plucking a harpsichord string
4. Angling a length of feather barb stripped of barbules and used for the body of some artificial flies
5. a small roll of bark, esp one of dried cinnamon
6. (in weaving) a bobbin or spindle
7. Engineering a hollow shaft that rotates upon an inner spindle or concentrically about an internal shaft
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CLINK INK: Cornton Vale prisoners have been writing with quill pens
The presentations included writing with quill pens.
Quill pens were long goose feathers that were sharpened at the tip and then dipped in ink.
Old-time quill pens and bottles of India ink were just what was needed to bring out the details of the pencil drawings and writing.
Danny Williams (front) and other pupils attempting to crack the authentic Tudor code with the help of Elizabethan quill pens.
They had a chance to grip feathered quill pens and sign their own names to parchment renditions of the Constitution, to check out an exhibit of the original constitutional journal of Florida from the 1800s, and to gobble up pieces of sheet cake decorated with the stars and stripes.
But it is also an introduction to many other things of bibliographical interest: the technology of watermark analysis, quill pens, and ink chemistry; the history of pawn shops and the later years of the clarinetist Anton Stadler; and the rationales and practices of today's rare-book auction world and major music research institutions.
It's time to sharpen your quill pens and think about ACE*SCLA 2005.
This was of particular use to partially-sighted clerks as they couldn't tell when their quill pens had run out of ink.
The sense that everything's moving just a bit too fast - except the French tote, whose dividends, there is every reason to believe, are calculated by a team of myopic and rheumaticky persons seated on high chairs with nothing much to help them but quill pens and abacuses - is the reason I didn't want to go this year.
While my friend and co-counsel Henry Quintero (5) sat comfortably at counsel table after pocketing one of the quill pens, I drank most of the water available at the podium in a vain attempt to moisten my dry throat, and focused on willing my knees to hold me up.
They wear cloth head wraps into which paintbrushes are tucked and quill pens are tied with knotted cords.