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1. the tip of a pen
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (with respect to literature) clarity, precision, effectiveness



1. the writing end of a pen, esp. a small, tapering, metallic device with a split tip for drawing up ink and for writing; nib.
2. the tip or point of a ballpoint or other pen.
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With PenPoint's RDX (reverse draw) technology, the riser is placed in the middle of the bow as opposed to the front end, which is found on traditional configurations.
But later we read in the poem "Pointillism" about an actual Point, which is an Indian military pellet gun pointed at the people of Kashmir, and a tillism to ward off the pellets in the form of voodoo words "to impale at penpoint the lifelong timelines of lies." The poem, thus, marks an ongoing real struggle as a clash of two languages.
Stress-strain data from uniaxial tensile tests show that hagfish skins are comparable in tensile strength and stiffness to the taut skins of elongate fishes that do not engage in knotting behaviors (e.g., sea lamprey and penpoint gunnel).
Resident species, defined as those present year round on the Eelgrass bed, included Bay Pipefish, Tubesnout, surfperches such as Shiner and Striped Surfperches, and gunnels such as Penpoint Gunnel (Apodichthys flavidus) and Saddleback Gunnel (Pholis ornata).
Nothing but "Washington" rhymed with "Washington." It was a most ambitious undertaking, but my heart could find no rest till it had proclaimed itself to the world; so I wrestled with my difficulties, and spared not ink, till inspiration perched on my penpoint, and my soul gave up its best.
The penpoint gunnel (Apodichthys flavidus) is a member of the perciform family Pholidae.
You have got some newspaper diction in your penpoint, and you must shake it out.
She mentions the publishing opportunities then available: student journals such as Penpoint and literary journals such as Transition.
I sat at the table, pricking the paper with my penpoint. My eyes were closed.
GO developed the popular PenPoint operating system in the early 1990s; the company was bought out and eventually absorbed by AT&T last year.
with their PenDOS pro- gram, Microsoft's Windows for Pen Computing and GO Corp.'s PenPoint.
The operating systems include: PenPoint from Go Corp., Foster City, CA; Windows for Pens from Microsoft, Redmond, WA; PenDOS from Communication Intelligence Corp., Redwood Shores, CA; and PenRight!