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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.


(design engineering)
A hollow shaft into which another shaft is inserted in mechanical devices.
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.


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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At first, a newborn baby's quills are soft and wet.
New York's highest court did "not read Quill to make a substantial physical presence of an out-of-state vendor in New York a prerequisite to imposing the duty upon the vendor to collect the use tax from its New York clientele.
Quill uses the book to issue a series of directives to the public, physicians, medical institutions, and governments to "take charge and make change" to improve the care of dying patients.
Supreme Court cases, Quill Corporation, an out-of-state mail-order house with neither outlets nor sales representatives in North Dakota, did not believe North Dakota had the right to impose a use tax collection responsibility.
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He leaves a daughter, Cheryl Santiago and her husband, Johnny of Spencer; a brother, William Quill of Worcester; a sister, Patricia Henry of Shrewsbury; three grandchildren, Shannon Plaszewski and her husband, Dennis, Anthony and Christopher Santiago; two great grandchildren, Dominic and Anthony Plaszewski all of Spencer; three nephews and a niece.
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I've judged the Gold Quill Awards for the past five years.
KERRY'S Allianz Football League hopes have been dealt a blow with the news that Declan Quill has not rejoined the county panel.
This witty roman a, clef also pays homage to the Violet Quill Club, the Manhattan-based writers' salon that Picano founded in 1980 with, among others, Andrew Holleran and Edmund White.