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quill


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Term Type

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Preferred Term

quill

Details

One of the hollow, sharp spines of a porcupine, echidna, or hedgehog. Used in Native American ornamental embroidery and other decorative purposes.

Variations

quill (spine)

Broader Term

keratinous material

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