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quill pen

noun
1.
another name for quill (sense 2)
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  • The swish of a skirt seemed ridiculously loud in the hush, and the scratching of the judge's quill pen was noisily irritating.

  • I am old-fashioned enough to prefer a quill pen to a steel one.

  • Good, well-formed writing comes first and foremost, making use of the reed and quill pen in the formation of letters.

  • "Opposite desk;" and he pointed with his quill pen to the other side.

    Over the Ocean Curtis Guild
  • The Archdeacon went on writing, muttering to himself, biting the end of his quill pen.

    The Cathedral Sir Hugh Walpole
  • The old woman had a law-book in her hand, and the old man a quill pen.

  • He gave a little laugh, and leaning forward took a quill pen from my writing-table, disliking idle fingers while he talked.

    Dross Henry Seton Merriman
  • A scratch or two of the quill pen was heard on the open paper.

    The Only Woman in the Town Sarah J. Prichard
  • A quill pen with a finely cut nib and an extra long slit (about 58 inch) is used for laying the size.

  • I sat at my desk and tore a quill pen to pieces as I talked.

    The New Machiavelli Herbert George Wells

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