Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Crimped; fluted.
  • Furnished with quills.
  • Formed into a quill: said of bark: as, quilled calisaya, contrasted with flat calisaya.
  • In heraldry, having a quill: said of a feather employed as a bearing, and used only when the quill of a feather is of a different tincture from the rest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Furnished with quills; also, shaped like quills.
  • adjective (Surg.) a variety of stitch in which the threads after being passed deeply through the edges of a wound are secured about two quills or bodies of similar shape, in order to produce a suitable degree of pressure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having quills or similar structures
  • adjective of a flower having long, narrow petals or florets
  • adjective created through the process of quilling
  • adjective of fabric having small, rounded folds
  • adjective decorated with quillwork
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of quill.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

quill +‎ -ed

Examples

  • "quilled" for her many a time -- that is, run the yarn off the reel into spools for use in the shuttle.

    My Boyhood

  • I never take it lightly that those scales on great lumbering beasts, some who rose up to challenge the sun on leathery wings, are quilled feathers on the birds who bless us every year with their return.

    john bennett | the black blood of dinosaurs « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Here, then, is a crudely quilled example of how a dialogue can convey tension between two or more characters.

    carpe_libris: Tension

  • Here, then, is a crudely quilled example of how a dialogue can convey tension between two or more characters.

    Tension

  • Bloated bodies lay piled up at the gate, hacked by blades and quilled with broken arrows.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • We still have some quilled paper Christmas ornaments she made--so pretty!

    Sunday Sweets: Gettin' Crafty

  • We waited while he droned away, and presently out of the darkness comes Mangas, leading Sonsee-array in a beautiful long white robe, all quilled and beaded, with her hair in two braids to her waist.

    Isabelle

  • A number of reptiles are endemic, including the massive Oenpelli python (Morelia oenpelliensis), as are a number of birds, e.g. the black-banded fruit-dove (Ptilonopus alligator), chestnut-quilled rock-pigeon (Petrophassa rufipennis), and white-throated grass-wren (Amytornis woodwardi).

    Arnhem Land tropical savanna

  • The most common desert mammals are the long-eared hedgehog (Erinaceus auritus), long-quilled hedgehog (Piracohinus hypomelas), and tolai hare (Lepus tolai).

    Central Asian southern desert

  • Biodiversity FeaturesThe most common northern desert mammals are the long-eared hedgehog (Erinaceus auritus), long-quilled hedgehog (Piracohinus hypomelas), and tolai hare (Lepus tolai).

    Central Asian northern desert

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