Hair pencil

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hair pencil a brush or pencil made of fine hair, for painting; -- generally called by the name of the hair used; as, a camel's hair pencil, a sable's hair pencil, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

The tarsi cling firmly to the hair-pencil which I hold out to them.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
The hair pencil extracts them in bundles and cannot separate them without some difficulty.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
PENCIL, small tuft of hair.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
PENCIL, small tuft of hair.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
Apply to the tumor twice a day, with a feather or hair pencil.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Later they invented the hair pencil, which is in use to this day.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
He took a pencil dipped in oil, and rubbing the hair of the Magdalen, discovered the cap of the cardinal.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
A clear, rich complexion, very dark hair and eyes, and a mustache that looks as if it was pencilled in jet.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
But the color of his hair cannot be painted with a white slate pencil.
"Little Grandmother" by Sophie May
Dry off gradually and clean the specimen with a soft hair pencil.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

And every day, whate'er the sky, with head upon her knees,
And hair neglected, streaming out upon the passing breeze,
She sat beneath a slender tree that near the river grew,
And on the stream its pendent limbs their penciled shadows threw.
"The Sinless Child Part 4" by Elizabeth Oakes Smith

In news:

Brush brows upward, tweeze any errant hairs under the arch or between brows , then use a pencil like Almay Brunette Brow -Defining Pencil ($7.50, drugstore.com) to fill in holes or sparse areas with short, feather-light strokes.
While art students may start out working in pencil and charcoal, artist Tom Friedman gave some insight in a Monday talk into the successful use of more unconventional materials, such as hair and Styrofoam .
Tools and Materials Latex vampire ears No-color powder Spirit gum Alcohol Makeup brushes Green, black, and white cream makeup Makeup sponges Castor oil Cotton swabs Black eyebrow pencil Fake hair Red hairspray Fangs.
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