Encyclopedia > Quill

  Article Content

Quill

A quill is a pen made from a flight feather of a large bird such as a goose. Quills were used as instruments for writing with ink before artificial pens came into use.

The hollow shaft of the quill was used to hold the ink whilst writing, and capillary force saw to it that all the ink did not run out of quill at once. -- (Really? I thought they were used just like any other dip pen. Is anybody more familiar with quill pens?)

Common writing equipment in Medieval times were the quill and parchment.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Pragmatism

... value, etc. This translates to experimentation not merely as a method of scientific investigation but as the primary way humans engage each other and the world around them. ...