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  • But that was in the quill-pen era when the financial sector was a pup.

    Kevin Phillips: The Destructive Rise of Big Finance

  • He tossed his quill-pen down, took off his spectacles, and said:

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys

  • This is a style without hurry, indeed, in a peaceable rambling world, and one can imagine Westcote, with his pointed beard and his tall hat of the fashion of James I., taking a little walk in the afternoon sun after having spent the morning with his quill-pen and his calf-bound, close-printed classics -- Suetonius, and Gesnerus, and Diodorus Siculus.

    Lynton and Lynmouth A Pageant of Cliff & Moorland

  • However, in the morning I determined to have a look at it anyhow, so I bought a penny bottle of ink, and with a quill-pen, and seven sheets of foolscap paper, I started off for Pope's Court.

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • The drawing was crudely done in ink, applied it seemed with a stick, or possibly with a very badly fashioned quill-pen.

    The Black Buccaneer

  • An enormous quill-pen, taken from a former favourite goose and coloured red, is in her right hand.

    Once on a Time

  • And just as he had imitated the Rogers vignettes in his boyhood, now in his youth he tried to emulate the fine abstract flow and searching expressiveness of the etched line, and the studied breadth of shade, by using the quill-pen with washes.

    The Life of John Ruskin

  • Basil, who was sitting by his desk, swung the chair round idly on its screw and picked up a quill-pen.

    The Club of Queer Trades

  • We heard his quill-pen squeaking when we listened at the door.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Consequently an instrument was made for that purpose, known as the quill-pen cutter.

    Chats on Household Curios

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