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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.
Seal wandered about with newspaper cuttings, which seemed to her either "quite splendid" or "really too bad for words." 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.
The Tories are about to enter a new era under Boris, the self-appointed bringer of Brexit, who supporters believe will put a bit of lead back in the old blue pencil.
For that reason, covenants are usually drafted to include what is known as "blue pencil" clauses.
Lamont, blue-pencil severance is "effected when the part severed can be removed by running a blue pencil through it." Bastarache J.
* "Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention," jointly produced by the Departments of Education and Justice, received a 2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award (https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-departments-justice-and-education-receive-2018-blue-pencil-gold-screen-award) from the National Association of Government Communicators.
The NAGC judges for the 2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards included representatives of private industry, consultants and research organizations as well as federal, state and local agencies.