slate pencil


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Noun1.slate pencil - a pencil of soft slate (or soapstone) used for writing on a slate
pencil - a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood
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Charlie Sloane's slate pencil, gorgeously bedizened with striped red and yellow paper, costing two cents where ordinary pencils cost only one, which he sent up to her after dinner hour, met with a more favorable reception.
Alice Rob- inson rolled a perfectly new slate pencil over the floor with her foot until it reached Rebecca's place, while her seat-mate, Emma Jane, had made up a little mound of paper balls and labeled them "Bullets for you know who.
The old Battery out on the marshes was our place of study, and a broken slate and a short piece of slate pencil were our educational implements: to which Joe always added a pipe of tobacco.
He placed delicate tributes of spruce gum, molasses taffy, "conversation" candies and decorated slate pencils on her desk; he persistently "chose" her in all school games calling for a partner; he entreated to be allowed to carry her basket from school; he offered to work her sums for her; and rumour had it that he had made a wild statement to the effect that he meant to ask if he might see her home some night from prayer meeting.
For instance, thousands of children work in the fireworks and match box factories of Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu; in the slate pencil industry of Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh; i n the slate industry of Markapur in Andhra Pradesh; in the diamond polishing units of Surat in Gujarat; in the lock industry of Aligarh, in the brassware industry of Moradabad, in the glass industry of Firozabad (all in Uttar Pradesh).
At school, English was the second language and we had a slate and a slate pencil that we used to write the lessons on.
The slate pencil factories of Mandsaur in India are a case in point where most of the workers suffer from silicosis.
The two tablets each have a hole at the top, which suggests that they could be hung from a wall; the hole can also be used for attaching a slate pencil with a string.
The company has owned the property since the turn of the century when it was used for slate pencil manufacturing and later Crayola crayon production efforts.
From the days when the almshouses provided free schooling, there is an 18th Century slate pencil - found under the boys' classroom.