Some signers with quill in hand likely gave no thought to the “Year of our Lord” language and its theological overtones.
The second feature involves a quill and inkwell that will also be featured on the front of the note.
In Aslam's words, it's like “writing very fast with a quill whose other end is on fire.'”
Edmund Morgan liked, especially, to teach his students how to make and sharpen a quill.
“Both the quill and the inkwell are copper until you move the note,” said Lambert.
A quill from his wing placed beside one from his tail on a dark ground presents quite a marked contrast.
His only nourishment was milk, drawn from a bottle through a quill.
It is a genuine Cuckow: the nostrils being round, the third quill longest, and the second shorter than the fourth.
In reality they are birds of the same feather: each has a quill and uses it.
One might fancy that they had been put on with a quill rather than with a steel pen.
c.1400, "piece of reed or hollow stem of a feather," probably related to Middle High German kil "quill," from Low German quiele, of unknown origin. Meaning "pen made from a (goose) quill" is from 1550s; that of "porcupine spine" is from c.1600.
A folded matchbook cover used to hold heroin or cocaine for sniffing (1960s+ Narcotics)