goose-pen

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

goose-pen (plural goose-pens)

  1. An enclosure for geese.
  2. (obsolete) A quill pen.

Verb[edit]

goose-pen (third-person singular simple present goose-pens, present participle goose-penning, simple past and past participle goose-penned)

  1. (rare) To write with a quill pen.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 7:
      Upon the infinitely wise countrywoman's suggestion, she goose-penned, from the edge of her bed, on a side table with cabriole legs, a love letter and took five minutes to reread it in a languorous but loud voice [...].