Ruling-pen

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ruling-pen a form of pen for drawing lines of even thickness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. reule (Fr. règle)—L. regularegĕre, to rule.

Usage

In literature:

It was all set forth in curves drawn by self-recording pens on regular ruled paper.
"The Silent Bullet" by Arthur B. Reeve
She talks as a steel pen writes; aren't her letters, by the way, on ruled paper?
"The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James
With a stroke of the pen he threw aside the last prop to despotic rule.
"The Vultures" by Henry Seton Merriman
The forger, as a rule, is a bookkeeper or an accountant who grows expert with the pen.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
The degree of reduction of which pen drawings are susceptible is not, as is commonly supposed, subject to rule.
"Pen Drawing" by Charles Maginnis
Never use a T-square, triangle or ruling pen in inking-in lettering.
"Letters and Lettering" by Frank Chouteau Brown
The boy with a bow pen can easily draw circles, and with a drawing or ruling pen he can make straight lines.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
I dashed my pen into the ink, and wrote my name at the head of a sheet of paper, and ruled a line underneath it.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
In the evening, at preparation, he pulled out his pens from his desk, arranged his small belongings, and carefully ruled his paper.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
Such is a pen portrait of a people who once ruled the whole of Scandinavia.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
The upper one was attached to a sort of lever ending in a pen that moved over a ruled card.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
He chose some neatly ruled paper and dipped the pen; everything in due order.
"The Sheriff of Badger" by George B. Pattullo
Let me recommend, therefore, far beyond all the rules ever penned by teachers of etiquette, the cultivation of kind and loving feelings.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
As a general rule, men earn more with the pen than women do with the needle.
"Frédérique; vol. 2" by Charles Paul de Kock
A waiter had brought a shabby book of ruled paper, with a pen and some ink.
"To Leeward" by F. Marion Crawford
She walked to the table and hunted in the drawer until she found pen and ink and a piece of ruled paper.
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin
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In poetry:

Well, Rome's long rule here is oft and again
A theme for the sages of history,
And the small furred life was worth no one's pen;
Yet its mourner's mood has a charm for me.
"The Roman Gravemounds" by Thomas Hardy
He founded here his Convent and his Rule
Of prayer and work, and counted work as prayer;
The pen became a clarion, and his school
Flamed like a beacon in the midnight air.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
O little hands! that, weak or strong,
Have still to serve or rule so long,
Have still so long to give or ask;
I, who so much with book and pen
Have toiled among my fellow-men,
Am weary, thinking of your task.
"Weariness. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Second)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The teacher says at school, dad, that twenty years ago
The Kaiser tried to rule, dad, and plunged the world in woe.
When Britain needed men, dad, to help to fight the Huns,
Boys dropped the plow and pen, dad, to go and man the guns.
"The Slacker's Son" by Abner Cosens
He remained a City clerk Doubled on a great high stool,
Totting up, from dawn to dark, Figures, figures, figures, figures,
Red ink, black ink, double rule, Tot-tot-totting with his pen, Up and down and round again —
Curious Old Grey Squirrel.
"The Escape of the Old Grey Squirrel" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

Ambition rules in this playful third novel from PEN/Hemingway Award finalist Hamid (The Reluctant Fundamentalist).
Jennifer Egan on How to Create Your Own Rules at PEN.
However, he's not ruling out the possibly that penning mystery novels could become his main stock and trade.
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In science:

These rules can be quite complicated in some instances, and hence, due to human imperfection, lengthy pen and paper calculations are inherently prone to sloppiness errors.
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
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