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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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If you plan to spend your time writing your memoirs (with an enthralling chapter of course on your exploits in the UAE) then it doesn't matter where you retire; a quill pen won't cost much anywhere.
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The Dutch master's quill pen and ink drawing - which measures about 11 inches by 6 inches (28 centimeters by 15 centimeters) - is called "The Judgment.
Though John remained unidentified until the end of the play, his role as evangelist and author was cleverly implied by the quill pen he carried in his back pocket and through his watchful presence, haunting the action from the sidelines and from behind the curtain.
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Instant expert A JEWELLED silver-gilt quill pen presented to Prince Aleksander Gorchakov, who mastermined Russia's foreign policy during the second half of the 19th Century, goes on sale at London auctioneers Bonhams later this year.
The day gave families the chance to see behind the scenes in the strong room where our documents are stored and take part in making a medieval seal, try on Tudor costumes and write with a quill pen.
There's a world of difference between "subjects" and "citizens," a revision that took much more than the strokes of a quill pen to bring to life on our shores.
The entry, written with a quill pen, contains no return date.
He made his entries with a quill pen in black or brown ink, using Thomas Shelton's popular system of 'tachygraphy,' or shorthand, which was described by its publisher in the 1630s as 'the most exact and compendious method of Shorthand Swift Writing that hath ever yet been published.
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