lead pencil


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lead pencil

 (lĕd)
n.
A pencil that uses graphite as its marking substance.

lead pencil

n
a pencil in which the writing material is a thin stick of a graphite compound

lead′ pen′cil

(lɛd)
n.
a pencil made of graphite in a wooden or metal holder.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lead pencil - pencil that has graphite as the marking substancelead pencil - pencil that has graphite as the marking substance
pencil lead, lead - mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
pencil - a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood
Translations

lead pencil

[ˌlɛdˈpɛnsl] nmatita con la mina di grafite
References in classic literature ?
It was of about the bigness of a lead pencil and thinking that it might be in the nature of a speaking tube I put my mouth to it and was about to call into it when a voice issued from it asking me whom I might be, where from, and the nature of my errand.
George Willard, who had been sitting for an hour idly playing with a lead pencil, greeted him effusively.
And he sends me pieces of poetry he cuts out of the papers," Cecily went on, "with lots of the lines marked with a lead pencil.
The third support, placed at the apex of the triangle, was a lead pencil.
Beyond the sea-wall there curves for miles in a vast and regular sweep the barren beach of shingle, with the village of Brenzett standing out darkly across the water, a spire in a clump of trees; and still further out the perpendicular column of a lighthouse, look- ing in the distance no bigger than a lead pencil, marks the vanishing-point of the land.
In common with most governesses, she has a little dark down on her upper lip, and the April baby appeared one day at dinner with her own decorated in faithful imitation, having achieved it after much struggling, with the aid of a lead pencil and unbounded love.
A curious collection, not of lead pencils, but of the lead out of lead pencils.
One day when he was about twelve he found a number of lead pencils in a hitherto undiscovered drawer beneath the table, and in scratching upon the table top with one of them he was delighted to discover the black line it left behind it.
Merely to do the writing of these records wears away five hundred and sixty thousand lead pencils.
As to my own little practice, it seems to be degenerating into an agency for recovering lost lead pencils and giving advice to young ladies from boarding-schools.
His list of accomplishments were quite incredible - he went on to discover hydrochloric acid, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and that India gum could be used to rub out lead pencil marks
To transfer the design onto the printing block, it is first traced using a soft, lead pencil and tracing paper.