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The funny thing about writing is I think a lot of people assume that you're sitting in a garret with a quill pen for hour after hour.
Lincoln Child

Meaning of "quill pen" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUILL PEN

quill pen play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUILL PEN

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Quill pen is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUILL PEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

quill pen

Quill

A quill pen is a writing implement made from a moulted flight feather of a large bird. Quills were used for writing with ink before the invention of the dip pen, the metal-nibbed pen, the fountain pen, and, eventually, the ballpoint pen. The hand-cut goose quill is rarely used as a calligraphy tool, because many papers are now derived from wood pulp and wear down the quill very quickly. However, it is still the tool of choice for a few professionals and provides an unmatched sharp stroke as well as greater flexibility than a steel pen. In a carefully prepared quill the slit does not widen through wetting and drying with ink. It will retain its shape adequately and only requires infrequent sharpening and can be used time and time again until there is little left of it. The hollow shaft of the feather acts as an ink reservoir and ink flows to the tip by capillary action. The strongest quills come from the primary flight feathers discarded by birds during their annual moult. Generally the left wing is favored by the right-handed majority of writers because the feather curves away from the sight line, over the back of the hand. This is actually urban myth.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUILL PEN

quietude
quietus
quiff
quight
quill
quillai
quillai bark
quillback
Quiller-Couch
quillet
quilling
quillman
quillon
quillwork
quillwort
Quilmes
quilt
quilted
quilter
quilting

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUILL PEN

ball pen
ballpoint pen
cartridge pen
catching pen
data pen
digital pen
drawing pen
felt pen
felt-tip pen
fiber-tip pen
fibre-tip pen
fountain pen
light pen
mapping pen
marker pen
medium-fine pen
sea pen
submarine pen
the pen

Synonyms and antonyms of quill pen in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «quill pen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUILL PEN

Find out the translation of quill pen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quill pen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quill pen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

羽毛笔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pluma de canilla
570 millions of speakers

English

quill pen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कलम कलम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ريشة القلم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гусиное перо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caneta de pena
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোল কলম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plume d´oie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pen quill
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Federkiel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

つま楊枝
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

퀼 펜
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quill pen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lông bút
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கில் பேனா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कलम पेन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tüy kalem
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quill penna
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pióro
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гусяче перо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pană stilou
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πένα στυλό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

veerpen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

penna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fjærpenn
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quill pen

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2 QUOTES WITH «QUILL PEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quill pen.
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Lincoln Child
The funny thing about writing is I think a lot of people assume that you're sitting in a garret with a quill pen for hour after hour.
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Walter Murch
The word processor is a better tool than a quill pen because you can do so much more with it, but on the other hand, what you have to say and how you say it is the ultimate determination.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUILL PEN»

Discover the use of quill pen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quill pen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pen & Ink with Watercolor
Crow and Quill The word "pen" comes down to us Latin penna, meaning a feather or plume. Writi devices were fashioned from feathers so there you have a pen. PEN HOLDERS The crow quill pen holders I recommend are. Crow Quill Pens.
George Olson, 2006
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The Complete Calligrapher
Until then, the reed pen and subsequently the quill pen were commonly used. Both were hand crafted and they can still be made much the same way by any calligrapher who has the energy and the desire. The reed pen is best for larger ...
Frederick Wong, 1999
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A Century of Retablos: The Janis and Dennis Lyon Collection ...
The QuiIl Pen Santero OLLENO CLEARLY INFLUENCED THE ANONYMOUS Quill Pen Santero. E. Boyd (1974:388) named this santero because he drew fine facial features and hands with a quill pen. This santero's output was limited. and so ...
Charles M. Carrillo, Thomas J. Steele, Phoenix Art Museum, 2007
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Tradiciones Nuevomexicanas: Hispano Arts and Culture of New ...
Bodies are elongated, with heads and hands proportionally larger than the rest of the body. Molleno uses Solomonic columns, oval frames within a rectangular field, and floral borders. Quill Pen Santero The Quill Pen Santero, who flourished  ...
Mary Caroline Montaño, 2001
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The Saturday Magazine
ON WRITING MATERIALS. No. II. The History of Steel Pens. The first attempt at the construction of Permanent Pens, appears to have consisted in arming the nibs of Turkey-quill pens with metallic points or nibs. As the friction of the quill pen ...
‎1838
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art
The advantage of the quill pen, apart from its availability and the fact that it can be cut to the preference of the user, lies in its peculiarly attractive action, gliding over the surface of the paper, even irregular handmade paper. The lines are lively, ...
Gerald W. R. Ward, 2008
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Art of Drawing: The Complete Course
THE BRUSHSTROKE The brush is a very flexible drawing medium and is easier to handle than the quill pen. You can move brushes very rapidly and fluidly. If you vary the pressure on the tip as you draw, you can achieve lines of varying ...
Sterling Publishing Company, 2003
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Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink: Learn to Write Stories, ...
Bless and consecrate this tool: perhaps you'll call it your “magick quill,” “Pen of Words,” or “Pen of Authority.” When not in use, wrap your magick pen in a special cloth and store in a decorated box or other protected place. When sketching in a  ...
Susan Pesznecker, 2009
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An Elegant Hand: The Golden Age of American Penmanship and ...
The penmanship of Dennis's letters, written in an off-hand manner, could be duplicated only by one of comparable skill — and using a quill pen. According to Mark Sullivan, the last quill pen was used in 1913. This is not actually so, yet today ...
William E. Henning, Paul Melzer, 2002
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An Album of Dated Syriac Manuscripts
The earliest reference to the former (t^u>i-&n t^uartJ) occurs in a codex copied in 509 A. D.,1 and it is altogether probable that the oldest extant Syriac manuscripts were written with quill pens.2 The point of a quill pen is sharp; and the lines ...
William Henry Paine Hatch, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUILL PEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quill pen is used in the context of the following news items.
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New Velociraptor Cousin Had Quill-Pen Feathers: Chicken?
Those wings were short and had multiple layers of large, quill pen-like feathers--like an eagle or a vulture, the researchers say, in a release. While many ... «Nature World News, Jul 15»
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'Schoolboy error' on Magna Carta £2 coin
... of the Magna Carta, saying King John would have not have used a quill. ... on June 15 1215, with a Royal seal, rather than with the stroke of a quill pen, said ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jan 15»
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From Quill To Stylus, The Evolution Of The Pen
Reed pens were gradually replaced by feather quills around the 7th Century and quill pens were also famously used to produce some of the Dead ... «Huffington Post UK, Dec 14»
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Award is a feather - a quill PEN - in her cap
She's receiving the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship from the PEN American Center as part of its 2014 Literary Awards. The $5,000 fellowship ... «LancasterOnline, Aug 14»
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49ers QB Colin Kaepernick signs his contract extension with a quill
And, let's also hope that he brings the quill pen along to sign the autographs. Next postPrev post. Use your ← → (arrows) to browse. Tags: Colin Kaepernick NFL ... «FanSided, Jun 14»
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Quill Pen Contract Signings
Quill Pen Contract Signings. A new tradition has started at 49ers headquarters: contract signings using the quill pen. Quill Pen Contract Signings. previous. «49ers.com, May 14»
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49ers sixth-rounder Kenneth Acker signs his contract with a flourish
Acker took a page from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson by signing his deal with a quill pen, a moment captured by the 49ers and shared on their ... «NBCSports.com, May 14»
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Book news: Shakespeare's birthday and PEN/Faulkner Award …
... and kids can try their hands at quill pen writing, sword fighting and decoding spy messages. Actors, storytellers and musicians will entertain the crowd. Special ... «Washington Post, Apr 14»
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Kierkegaard's Silver Quill At Auction
Note that the pen has no nib. By the 1830's, quill pens, which sucked up ink into their hollow via capillary action and required that the feather be often sliced at its ... «Booktryst, Sep 13»
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Art Created by Industrial Robots with Chainsaws... and Quill Pens!
Check out this video showing a six-axis industrial robot fitted with an electric chainsaw. It can create 3D sculptures, or furniture out of a solid log of wood. The title ... «io9, Jan 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Quill pen [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/quill-pen>. Nov 2019 ».
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