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fountain pen

a pen with a refillable reservoir that provides a continuous supply of usually fluid ink to its point.
Origin of fountain pen
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Dick fumbled with a fountain-pen which he placed elaborately behind his ear for an instant, and then as ostentatiously removed.

    Outside Inn Ethel M. Kelley
  • He wrote a cheque with a fountain-pen heavily chased with gold.

  • Miss Armstrong, seated now at a small desk, produced a leather-bound book and fountain-pen.

    The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty
  • "The Bishop" looked up at the sky, still clutching his fountain-pen.

  • He leaned over the edge of the cliff to display a folded paper and a fountain-pen.

    Hidden Gold Wilder Anthony
  • William took out his fountain-pen and added a couple of words to the inscription.

    If I May A. A. Milne
  • And a fountain-pen, like Laura's, and Laura's own silver watch!

    When Sarah Went to School Elsie Singmaster
  • The letter to Paul was between the leaves, with her fountain-pen that she'd used at school.

    The Boy with Wings Berta Ruck
  • Perry was for borrowing Phil's fountain-pen and putting his name on one.

    The Adventure Club Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • So—forgetting to put the cap on her fountain-pen—she walked out into the garden.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for fountain-pen

fountain pen

a pen the nib of which is supplied with ink from a cartridge or a reservoir in its barrel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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