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A quill; used for various purposes, as for toothpicks (Mart.xiv. 22).


A pen; so only after the fourth century A.D. See Isidor. Orig. xiv. 3; Beckmann, Hist. of Inventions, i. p. 408 (London, 1846); and Writing and Writing Materials.

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