What does the word quill mean?

Usage examples for quill

  1. After that the little courier came often unperceived, carrying letters to and fro; for Yvonne sent bits of paper, and Gaston wrote his answers with his blood and a quill from Blanchette's wing. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  2. We wound along a narrow lane, tolerably well known, I imagine, to the gentlemen of the quill, and entered Holborn. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  3. For a mouth- piece they use a bird's quill. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray