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A '''quill''' is a writing and drawing instrument commonly made from a [[bird]]'s [[feather]]. The quill tip is fashioned with a pen [[knife]] to a tip, exposing the hollow of the feather. A delicate split is then cut into the tip of the quill lengthwise.
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A '''quill''' is a [[writing]] and [[drawing]] instrument commonly made from a [[bird]]'s [[feather]]. The quill tip is fashioned with a pen[[knife]] to a tip, exposing the hollow of the feather. A delicate split is then cut into the tip of the quill lengthwise.
   
 
The quill tip is then dipped into an [[ink]] well and applied to [[paper]], [[parchment]] or other writing surface.
 
The quill tip is then dipped into an [[ink]] well and applied to [[paper]], [[parchment]] or other writing surface.

Latest revision as of 06:44, 30 June 2007

A quill is a writing and drawing instrument commonly made from a bird's feather. The quill tip is fashioned with a penknife to a tip, exposing the hollow of the feather. A delicate split is then cut into the tip of the quill lengthwise.

The quill tip is then dipped into an ink well and applied to paper, parchment or other writing surface.

As a Heraldic Charge

In heraldry, a quill is typically depicted point-down and blazoned a quill-pen.