propelling pencil


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propelling pencil

n
a pencil consisting of a metal or plastic case containing a replaceable lead. As the point is worn away the lead can be extended, usually by turning part of the case

propelling pencil

mechanical pencil
Translations

propelling pencil

[prəˈpelɪŋˈpensl] Nlapicero m, portaminas m inv

propelling pencil

[prəˌpɛlɪŋˈpɛnsl] n (Brit) → portamina m inv
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The genuine article is an elegant Burnham propelling pencil with a green marbled design and the word Crackerjack in gold lettering.
The amazing thing is that each one is a propelling pencil, or an "eversharp" pencil as our predecessors called them.
These include his cigar case, with space for 48 cigars, one day's supply, and his ivory folding ruler and silver propelling pencil. There's also a set of 124 wooden curves that he used for making scale drawings of railway routes--a task now made easy by CAD.
The lot, which will go on sale in August, is actually a cleverly disguised propelling pencil. It is so sought after, Hansons, based in Etwall, Derbyshire, believe it will sell for around PS800.
The lot, which will go on sale in August, is actually a cleverly disguised propelling pencil. It is so sought after that Hansons, based in Etwall, Derbyshire, believe it will sell for around PS800.
In my many years in this business, I have handled numerous Mordan objects, but never before have I seen an auctioneer gavel propelling pencil. I can't help wondering who would have owned such a luxury object.
IN VICTORIAN times, every middle or upperclass gentleman would have owned a small silver propelling pencil, perhaps attached to an Albert chain with a fob watch on the other end and stored in a waistcoat pocket.
If you placed a shiny new object on your desk, such as a colourful eraser or a fancy propelling pencil, the teacher would pick it up and examine the object, turning it over and over in her hands, always looking as if she was contemplating stealing it.
From the 1850s onwards, the "ever-pointed pencil" or propelling pencil as we know it became popular.
Intuition is available as a fountain pen, twist action ballpoint pen, roller-ball pen, and propelling pencil. The barrel and cap are made of an intense black superior synthetic material, while the metal parts are platinum-plated.
to always carry a notebook and a propelling pencil. Sometimes, when technology frustrations get too much, it's nice to relax and scribble thoughts and notes or even attempt a field sketch or rudimentary map
SEEING these two objects, you might well wonder what a silver propelling pencil has got to do with a can of paint.