pencil lead

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pencil lead mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long
    • Pencil lead a slender rod of black lead, or the like, adapted for insertion in a holder.
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Usage

In literature:

And under it, a reply, printed in lead-pencil, saying it would be returned.
"The Dragon's Secret" by Augusta Huiell Seaman
Harvey took his order book from his pocket and stuck his stub of lead pencil in his mouth.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
It was a lead-pencil.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
A letter has just come to me this morning from Whinstane Sandy, written in lead-pencil.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
The winner gets a silver lead-pencil sharpener.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
This is a place where the lead pencil may be used profitably.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
A notebook and a lead pencil, carried in handy pockets, should not be forgotten.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
And a blue lead pencil!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Basil was standing in the passage, sharpening a lead pencil as she passed.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
If this is not successful, take a lead pencil and try to push the object straight back into the throat.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
A Cumberland lead-pencil is a work of art in itself, quite a nineteenth-century machine.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
Running through it lengthwise is a hole about the size of a lead-pencil.
"Where the Strange Trails Go Down" by E. Alexander Powell
It was written on a single sheet of paper, in lead pencil, and evidently in a disguised hand.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
Huerlin remembered that he had a stump of lead-pencil in his pocket.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
There's nothing else but a lead-pencil and a kind of worked-out knife.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Passage after passage was blackened with heavy lines in lead pencil.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
There was scarcely anything he could not do, from making lead pencils to constructing a boat.
"The Vagabond in Literature" by Arthur Rickett
It's the size of the end of a lead pencil.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
He was dressed in a turban, with long robes, and he had black rings made round his eyes, and his face was tatooed with a lead-pencil.
"The William Henry Letters" by Abby Morton Diaz
With a thin lead-pencil tap the cup lightly two or three times on the side to settle the powder uniformly.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright
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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.
COLOUR TWIG PENCILS WITH COLOURED LEADS SIMILAR TO PLAIN LEAD PENCIL.
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.
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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
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