Pen feather

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pen feather A pin feather.
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Usage

In literature:

I lit a candle and endeavored, kneeling in front of the door, to pull the key through with the feather-end of a quill pen.
"The Parasite" by Arthur Conan Doyle
And don't take him,' Miss Sally pointed with the feather of her pen to Richard, 'off his business.
"The Old Curiosity Shop" by Charles Dickens
As soon as Jonas was gone he beckoned Nadgett to him with the feather of his pen, and whispered in his ear.
"Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
He took up the pen again, and began picking the feathers from the quill in dead silence.
"No Name" by Wilkie Collins
Sharpen your pen, my good critic, shoot a feather into him; hit him, and make him wince.
"Roundabout Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Old Perez was in high feather, and busy with his pen.
"Christopher Columbus, Complete" by Filson Young
The prize was a silver pen, feather-shaped and with a gold ribbon running through it.
"Lineage, Life and Labors of Jose Rizal: Philippine Patriot" by Austin Craig
I have given them a clue, by the feather of a pen sticking out, where they will find such of my hidden stories, as I intend they shall find.
"Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
I made Abe's first pen out of a turkey-buzzard feather.
"The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Francis Fisher Browne
The victim of the feather of a quill pen tickling her neck dared not raise her voice.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
We still keep it, of course, for the steel pens and gold pens of to-day, which we thus literally speak of as feathers.
"Stories That Words Tell Us" by Elizabeth O'Neill
He was as much a part of the academy as the colossal pen, whose gilded feathers still swept the blue of ether.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
I made his first pen out of a turkey-buzzard feather.
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
The Deputy Prosecutor stroked his chin with the feather of his pen and affected the serenity of a conscience at ease.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
The hunchback, who had overheard this conversation, pointed with the feather of the pen he had just been using to Gonzague.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
He sat frowning at the paper, biting the feathers of his pen, drumming with his fingers on the table.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
The Secretary Bird, so called from the possession of feathers thought to resemble pens behind the ear, feeds on snakes and other reptiles.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
The pen of your veteran uncle, my boys, has little of "fuss and feathers," though it may be "rough and ready.
"The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion" by Henry Lunettes
I saw that the feather had been stripped from the bare quill of the pen: could moths have done that?
"The Great Quest" by Charles Boardman Hawes
Below was the clerk of the court, Conrad; he was writing at a low table and was tickling the tip of his ear with the feather-end of his pen.
"Great Ghost Stories" by Various
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In news:

Hussein al-Kharsan kneels, bent over a giant sheet of paper, laboriously writing the words of Islam's holy book, the Koran , in beautiful Arabic script with a traditional wood and feather pen.
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