quill feather

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Noun1.quill feather - any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a birdquill feather - any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
feather, plumage, plume - the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
primary feather, primary quill, primary - one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
tail feather - feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a bird
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Cawley said Rectrix - the word means the "quill feather that controls a bird's direction of flight" - will more aggressively market its charter services to the Worcester business community, now that the company has a foothold at the airport.
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Their quill feathers are not soft like those of other owls, so they make a swishing sound as they fly.