quill englannista suomeksi
A pen made from a feather.
(RQ:Landon Lady Anne Granard)
The plectrum with which musicians strike the strings of certain instruments.
1990, Stephen King, ''(w)''
- His hair still stood up in punk-rock quills and spikes.
To pierce or be pierced with quills.
1966, David Francis Costello, ''The World of the Porcupine'', J. B. Lippincott & Company, page 66:
- Coyotes, bears, and mountain lions which occasionally kill porcupines are sometimes quilled.
2010, Mark Parman, ''A Grouse Hunter's Almanac: The Other Kind of Hunting'', University of Wisconsin Press, (ISBN), page 49:
- Then one of my dogs got quilled, and it happened again a month later. After putting the dog in a headlock, yanking out several dozen quills, and spurting blood all over myself and the decking of the back porch, I at least understood his antiporcupine venom.
(RQ:Joyce Finnegans Wake)
1976, Sanders|Ed Sanders, ''Investigative Poetry'', City Lights (1976), page 11:
- One has only to recall that Coleridge and Wordsworth one day were lounging by the sea shore, while nearby sat an English police agent on snitch patrol prepared to rush to headquarters to quill a report about the conversation.
To decorate with quillwork.
2007, David J. Wishart, ''Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians'', University of Nebraska Press (2007), (ISBN), page 32:
- Another characteristic of Plains Indians was the fairly strict division between art made and used by men and art made and used by women. Although men and women sometimes cooperated, women usually painted or quilled very balanced, controlled geometric designs on dresses, moccasins, robes, bags, and containers.
To subject (a woman who is giving birth) to the practice of quilling (blowing pepper into her nose to induce or hasten labor).
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