Definition of quill:

part of speech: verb

To plait or form with small quill- like ridges; to wind on a quill, as thread or yarn.

part of speech: noun

One of the large strong feathers of a goose or other large bird, used in making pens for writing; an instrument for writing; the spine of a porcupine; the piece of reed on which weavers wind the thread which is to form the woof of cloth.

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The strong curved timber to which the two sides of a ship are united in front, the whole having a wedge- like appearance; the prow; from stem to stern, from the front to the back of a ship. ...