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blue pencil

n
deletion, alteration, or censorship of the contents of a book or other work
vb, -cils, -cilling or -cilled, -cils, -ciling or -ciled
(tr) to alter or delete parts of (a book, film, etc), esp to censor
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He took up a strip of proof instead, ran down it with a blue eye, and a blue pencil, altered the word "adultery" to the word "impropriety," and the word "Jew" to the word "Alien," rang a bell and sent it flying upstairs.
Then he took up another strip of proof and a blue pencil, and altered the word "supernatural" to the word "marvellous", and the expression "shoot down" to the expression "repress".
In such happy, healthful activities did Mr Nutt disport himself, until the ensuing Saturday found him at the same desk, dictating to the same typist, and using the same blue pencil on the first instalment of Mr Finn's revelations.
She found him sitting in his room working, applying a stout blue pencil authoritatively to bundles of filmy paper.
Her name, written in blue pencil, "Anna," was the first thing that caught his eye.
Send for the inspector," said Richard to his secretary, who had already read the report and marked it with blue pencil.
She used to paste these into books, or send them to her friends, having first drawn a broad bar in blue pencil down the margin, a proceeding which signified equally and indistinguishably the depths of her reprobation or the heights of her approval.
In June 2017, Defense AT&L scored its fourth APEX award for publications excellence, and in 2016 also won a Blue Pencil and Gold Screen award from the National Association of Government Communicators as well as its third APEX award.
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I believe that our recent strategic partnership with legal recruiter Blue Pencil will be mutually beneficial, allowing both companies gain more traction and strengthen market positions.
Brenda Miller, Entasis (1971), sisal, nails, blue pencil, 80" x 184" x 1-3".
There's a blue pencil tick near the top of the page, apparently in Stalin's hand.