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fountain pen

noun
1.
a pen with a refillable reservoir that provides a continuous supply of usually fluid ink to its point.
Origin of fountain pen
1700-1710
1700-10
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  • They discussed it, while Tom laboriously wrote his name against it with a fountain pen.

    The Wave Algernon Blackwood
  • Recreation: Filling his fountain pen or cleaning typewriter.

  • The drunken man took from his pocket a fountain pen incased in a silver mounting.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • "I'll trouble you to hand me my fountain pen," he said to the girl.

    Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman Emma Speed Sampson
  • I guess that fountain pen of mine must have been busted cold by that bullet.

    The Boy Scouts' Mountain Camp John Henry Goldfrap
  • Jack went into his pocket for a checkbook and a fountain pen.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • So come on with your tooth picks And bring your fountain pen.

    Class of '29 Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
  • The other day when I was hunting for my fountain pen, I discovered the rip.

    Paul and the Printing Press Sara Ware Bassett
British Dictionary definitions for fountain pen

fountain pen

noun
1.
a pen the nib of which is supplied with ink from a cartridge or a reservoir in its barrel
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