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synonyms for quill

  • plumage
  • plume
  • calamus
  • down
  • pinion
  • shaft
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Then the fisher neatly skins the prickly prey, eating most everything except the quills and bones.
TREE-CLIMBING CARNIVORES CALLED FISHERS ARE BACK IN WASHINGTON’S FORESTSBRIANNA RANDALLOCTOBER 7, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
This is the first time that such a structure, which looks like the barb of a feather fanning off the central quill, has been spotted in the Milky Way.
ASTRONOMERS HAVE FOUND THE MILKY WAY’S FIRST KNOWN ‘FEATHER’LISA GROSSMANNOVEMBER 23, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Pad & Quill just unveiled its new leather AirTag case known as The Jimmy.
PAD & QUILL UNVEILS NEW DISCREET AMERICAN LEATHER AIRTAG KEYCHAIN CASE AT 15% OFFNOREPLY@BLOGGER.COM (UNKNOWN)SEPTEMBER 30, 2021TECHCRUNCH
The rumor that porcupines can shoot or throw their quills at aggressors is only a legend, but there’s no need to test that out for yourself.
HOW TO NOT GET PRICKED BY A NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINENATALIE WALLINGTONSEPTEMBER 17, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
When threatened, porcupines release a strong odor meant to warn predators that quills are about to be deployed.
HOW TO NOT GET PRICKED BY A NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINENATALIE WALLINGTONSEPTEMBER 17, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Early analyses frequently grouped the rangeomorphs with sea pens, a more familiar class of invertebrates that resemble quill pens.
WHAT IS AN INDIVIDUAL? BIOLOGY SEEKS CLUES IN INFORMATION THEORY.JORDANA CEPELEWICZJULY 16, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The only addition made to it when in use is the insertion of a quill or straw as a mouth-piece.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
I may be a weak old fool, but I won't have them sold down there with quill wheels and warming-pans!
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
For a pen she would catch a goose, pluck a quill, and ask Billy to cut it.
A FOREST HEARTH: A ROMANCE OF INDIANA IN THE THIRTIESCHARLES MAJOR
The swish of a skirt seemed ridiculously loud in the hush, and the scratching of the judge's quill pen was noisily irritating.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
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WORDS RELATED TO QUILL

  • arrow
  • bristle
  • dart
  • prickle
  • prong
  • quill
  • shaft
  • spike
  • spur
  • thistle
  • thorn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.