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Definition of Pencil

Pencil

  1. A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors.
  2. A slender cylinder or strip of black lead, colored chalk, slate etc., or such a cylinder or strip inserted in a small wooden rod intended to be pointed, or in a case, which forms a handle, -- used for drawing or writing. See Graphite.
  3. Hence, figuratively, an artist's ability or peculiar manner; also, in general, the act or occupation of the artist, descriptive writer, etc.
  4. An aggregate or collection of rays of light, especially when diverging from, or converging to, a point.
  5. A number of lines that intersect in one point, the point of intersection being called the pencil point.
  6. A small medicated bougie.
  7. To write or mark with a pencil; to paint or to draw.

Pencil Quotations

You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be led.
Stan Laurel

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Your body is like a piece of dynamite. You can tap it with a pencil all day, but you'll never make it explode. You hit it once with a hammer: Bang! Get serious. Do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and half of nonsense. It's so much more rewarding.
Jason Statham

I loved painting and drawing for many reasons. One of them was that all it really required was me, a pencil and a pad. It was something I was passionate about, and still am.
Danny Huston

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
Joyce Meyer
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Pencil Translations

pencil in Danish is blyant
pencil in Dutch is potlood
pencil in French is crayon
pencil in German is Bleistift
pencil in Hungarian is kis ecset, ceruza, rudacska
pencil in Italian is lapis
pencil in Latin is penicullus
pencil in Norwegian is blyant
pencil in Swedish is penna (blyerts-), pensel, blyertspenna
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