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quillnoun [C]

uk   us   /kwɪl/
any of the ​longsharppointedhairs 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, ​sharppoint on a ​porcupine, or a ​largefeather with the end ​cut to a ​sharppoint 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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