Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The art or craft of making decorative designs out of thin strips of rolled paper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A narrow bordering of net, lace, or ribbon plaited so as to resemble a row of quills.

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

  • noun A band of linen, muslin, or the like, fluted, folded, or plaited so as somewhat to resemble a row of quills.
  • noun One of the rounded plaits or flutings of such a band.

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

  • noun the art of creating decorative designs from thin strips of curled paper
  • noun obsolete a band of fluted muslin resembling a row of quills

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From quill, to wind around a quill.]

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