from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lightweight corset bone originally made from the quills of domestic fowl instead of whalebone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A substitute for whalebone, made from the quills of geese and turkeys.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substitute for whalebone, made from the quills of domestic fowls.
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