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quillnoun [C]

uk   /kwɪl/  us   /kwɪl/
any of the long sharp pointed hairs on the body of a porcupine
(also quill pen) a pen made from a bird's feather, used in the past
(Definition of quill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quillnoun [C]

 us   /kwɪl/
a long, sharp point on a porcupine, or a large feather with the end cut to a sharp point that was used, esp. in the past, as a pen
(Definition of quill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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