mechanical pencil


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mechanical pencil

- Pushes graphite out by a mechanism such as a spring or a screw.
See also related terms for mechanism.
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The cosmetics that will be produced in the US facility will be many of the same items Tokiwa produces in Japan: mechanical pencils for eyes/lips/brows/face; lipsticks/glosses/stains; powders--loose/pressed/dry/wet/cream; eyeliners--liquid/gel/lead; mascaras; eye shadows; foundations; and others.
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The mechanical pencil; concepts in distance education.
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"New tissue emerges like lead in a mechanical pencil," Sekizawa says.
The Osaka-based firm, which began life making belt buckles and invented the mechanical pencil, warned it expected to book a net loss of 250 billion yen in the fiscal year through March 2013 -- far bigger than an earlier projection for a 30 billion yen shortfall.
Last month, she arrived with a mechanical pencil that she had purchased.
Using a mechanical pencil, the lead is pressed firmly against the structure under investigation until the lead breaks.
Students found with a pen or mechanical pencil would be "assumed" to have the implement "to build weapons," or to have "stolen" it from the classroom art supply basket, she wrote.
2 traditional or mechanical pencil but there is no lead to break, so there is no need to sharpen and it won't smudge or smear.
* Spiral notebook and mechanical pencil (writes in any position or weather and needs no sharpening).
NOT AS LONG AS I'VE GOT MY TRUSTY PAD AND MECHANICAL PENCIL!

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