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Definition of "goose-quill" [goose-quill]

  • One of the large feathers or quills of the goose, the barrels of which are cut to make writing-pens. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "goose-quill" in a sentence
  • "Jamie's long fingers played with a goose-quill on the desk."
  • "I confess I do not write with a goose-quill winged with two feathers; and if they will need make it my fault, I must answer them with that of Euripides to Alcestides, a tragic writer:"
  • "Inquire of that honourable and learned gentleman, whose last public act was to cast aside the grey goose-quill, an article of agricultural produce, and take up the pistol, which, under the system of percussion locks, has not even a flint to connect it with farming."
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