• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lead-pencil a pencil or instrument for drawing, &c., made of blacklead
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leád; Ger. loth.


In literature:

What struck Melissy as strange was that the squaw was figuring on the back of an old envelope with the stub of a lead pencil.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
A messenger was waiting for him at his own house with a line written in lead-pencil informing him that Rosanette was about to be confined.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
Enter the particulars necessary for the identification of the specimen, on the tablet, with a lead pencil, or pen and ink.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Then I rubbed my lips, my beard and my hands with pencil lead, and went to bed.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
Dip wooden meat skewer, or lead pencil, into pure nitric acid, and rub into wound.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
The young woman, as she sucked her lead-pencil, was quite unconscious that the boulder thought at all.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Then she proceeded to write a letter in lead-pencil, stopping often to consult the dictionary.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
The wax is preferably prepared in long rolls about the size of a lead-pencil and 25 to 30 centimeters long.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
The pen and ink were downstairs, but she had a lead pencil, and Allister would not mind.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
It was just a piece of common wrapping paper with a message written on it in lead pencil.
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
A lead pencil, by the way, has not a particle of lead in it.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
Oil painting was not dreamt of, nor anything like a lead pencil for drawing.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
Mormon had marked on it, with the heavy lead of a carpenter's pencil.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
And these lead-pencil inscriptions they left behind them were the frightful testimony of their innate depravity.
"The Long Day" by Dorothy Richardson
It had some writing in lead pencil.
"Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines" by Charles Amory Beach
They should be about the size of a lead pencil.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
Why is a lead pencil like a perverse child?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
Small spots are covered by touching them lightly with a rather soft lead-pencil.
"Harper's Round Table, August 27, 1895" by Various
Gertrude asked for a lead-pencil and wrote one to a cousin in Montana, and Mr. Barker signed his name beneath hers.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
Lead-pencil sketch 5-1/2 x 5-5/8 inches.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross

In poetry:

Victorious over legions of gold and red.
……The smokey souls of stones,
……Blunt pencillings of lead,
Pare down the world to glintless monotones
"Curriculum Vitae" by Anthony Hecht
Amid the proud display of forms so fair,
Of each fine tint the pencil can impart,
Nature with rapture seem'd to lead her there,
To prove how she could triumph over Art.
"Lines On Lady W---- Appearing At The Exhibition" by Sir John Carr

In news:

2 pencil lead, the company calls the world's smallest directional lavaliere microphone.
I collect pencil lead .
A lead pencil has graphite in it, but no lead.
Childhood isn't complete until you've come in last place once or ended up with pencil lead embedded somewhere in your body.
I put my board on four sawhorses for plenty of support and mark it with chalk, a felt-tip pen or a carpenter's soft-leaded pencil.
A friend who knows what's in my pants pocket – a little pencil or two – sent a link about carpenter/artist Dalton Ghetti who carves tiny tools and other items from pencil lead at the top of a stubby pencil .
Our history dates back to 1861 when Edward Weissenborn founded the American Lead Pencil Co. in Hoboken, NJ.
Wonder what put lead in your great-grandfather's pencil.

In science:

The leading bracket (6.1) obviously de fines finite dimensional one and we thus end up with pencil of finite dimensional Poisson brackets corresponding to s = sh integrable hierarchy: {wi , wj }λ = Aij (w) − λB ij (w) .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Any local holomorphic Morse function could be used instead of a Lefschetz pencil, leading to the same proof and conclusions.
What is the total Betti number of a random real hypersurface?
It comes from the fact that the number #Rσ of critical points of our Lefschetz pencil does not coincide with the leading term (RX c1(L)n )dn given by Poincar´e-Martinelli’s formula, but is rather a polynomial of degree n given by Proposition 2 having (RX c1(L)n )dn as leading term.
What is the total Betti number of a random real hypersurface?
This transformation obviously does not change generalized eigenvalues of the pencil H − ˜λW but facilitates bookkeeping of the leading terms in various expansions.
Spectral Properties of Random Reactance Networks and Random Matrix Pencils
The specimens comprised bands, plates, rings, and vessels, while the AE sources were simulated by rupture of a pencil lead (pen test), material deformation during tensile test, and leakage air flow through a small hole in a sample.
Intelligent location of simultaneously active acoustic emission sources: Part I
Instead, the 60 × 60 pencil is considered: the leading matrix has κ > 108 in its original form and for any of 4 random transformations, hence it is not inverted and the generalized eigendecomposition is applied.
A General Solver Based on Sparse Resultants
Dealing with (pro jectively) planar pencils leads to arguments from polar geometry, so we only mention these pencils at the end of the paper and we concentrate upon pencils determined by (pro jective) cones.
Pencils of lines in generalized Laguerre spaces
This leads to the perhaps surprising conclusion that two pencil beams cannot give narrower window functions than one .
A method for extracting maximum resolution power spectra from galaxy surveys