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Pencil vs. Crayon

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Pencilnoun

A writing utensil with a graphite (commonly referred to as lead) shaft, usually blended with clay, clad in wood, and sharpened to a taper.

Crayonnoun

A stick of colored chalk or wax used for drawing.

Pencilnoun

(obsolete) A paintbrush.

Crayonnoun

A colored pencil, a colouring pencil

Pencilnoun

(geometry) A family of geometric objects with a common property, such as the set of lines that pass through a given point in a projective plane.

Crayonnoun

(dated) A crayon drawing.

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Pencilnoun

(optics) An aggregate or collection of rays of light, especially when diverging from, or converging to, a point.

Crayonnoun

(dated) A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light.

Pencilnoun

A small medicated bougie.

Crayonverb

(ambitransitive) To draw with a crayon.

Pencilverb

(transitive) To write (something) using a pencil.

‘I penciled (BrE: pencilled) a brief reminder in my notebook.’;

Crayonnoun

An implement for drawing, made of clay and plumbago, or of some preparation of chalk, usually sold in small prisms or cylinders.

‘Let no day pass over you . . . without giving some strokes of the pencil or the crayon.’;

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Pencilverb

(transitive) To mark with, or as if with, a pencil.

Crayonnoun

A crayon drawing.

Pencilnoun

A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors.

‘With subtile pencil depainted was this storie.’;

Crayonnoun

A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light.

Pencilnoun

A slender cylinder or strip of black lead, graphite, 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.

Crayonverb

To sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan.

‘He soon afterwards composed that discourse, conformably to the plan which he had crayoned out.’;

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Pencilnoun

Hence, figuratively, an artist's ability or peculiar manner; also, in general, the act or occupation of the artist, descriptive writer, etc.

Crayonnoun

writing implement consisting of a colored stick of composition wax used for writing and drawing

Pencilnoun

An aggregate or collection of rays of light, especially when diverging from, or converging to, a point.

Crayonverb

write, draw, or trace with a crayon

Pencilnoun

A number of lines that intersect in one point, the point of intersection being called the pencil point.

Crayon

A crayon (or wax pastel) is a stick of pigmented wax used for writing or drawing. Wax crayons differ from pastels, in which the pigment is mixed with a dry binder such as gum arabic, and from oil pastels, where the binder is a mixture of wax and oil.

Pencilnoun

A small medicated bougie.

Pencilverb

To write or mark with a pencil; to paint or to draw.

‘Where nature pencils butterflies on flowers.’;

Pencilnoun

a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood

Pencilnoun

graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication;

‘the words were scribbled in pencil’; ‘this artist's favorite medium is pencil’;

Pencilnoun

a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point

Pencilnoun

a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face;

‘an eyebrow pencil’;

Pencilverb

write, draw, or trace with a pencil;

‘he penciled a figure’;

Pencil

A pencil is an implement for writing or drawing, constructed of a narrow, solid pigment core in a protective casing that prevents the core from being broken or marking the user's hand. Pencils create marks by physical abrasion, leaving a trail of solid core material that adheres to a sheet of paper or other surface.

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