from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pen filled from an external source and containing an ink reservoir that automatically feeds the writing point.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pen containing a reservoir of ink, which is fed to a writing nib automatically.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a pen with a reservoir in the handle which furnishes a supply of ink.
- n. See under Fountain, and Geometric.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writing-pen with a reservoir for furnishing a continuous supply of ink.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pen that is supplied with ink from a reservoir in its barrel
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Gomberg supplied an American fountain pen and a notebook.
The next time that Rubashov again stood bowed over the day's record, with Gletkin's warm fountain pen in his hand -- the stenographer had already left the room -- he said:
"And tell them how the King'd buy some poor bugger's watch or ring or fountain pen for a pittance, the last bloody thing he had in the world, and sell it high and never tell and cheat on the price, cheat, always cheat. Eh?"
Howard Phillips stood poised with notebook in hand and a fountain pen at ready.
Haj rejects the fountain pen offered him and whisks one from the pocket of his Zegna.
Mr. Speidel nodded vigorously, took out his fountain pen and signed the release and dated it.
I drew a chair to the table where the lamp was, got out my fountain pen and a printed will-form with which I had provided myself, and expressed myself ready to receive her instructions.
With his fountain pen he placed a neat tick against the name Hecht.
Among loose, crumpled newspaper he saw a fountain pen that he recognized as John Chen's, a driving license, some keys on a key ring, a letter addressed to John Chen, 14A Sinclair Towers, and a small plastic bag with a piece of cloth half-stuffed into it.
Secondly, you told me that a Negro that got fired from the garage is suspected of doing it to annoy the management, but in that case it was just a coincidence that he picked fountain pen Crisler for a target both times?