Origin of pencil
OTHER WORDS FROM pencilpen·cil·er; especially British, pen·cil·ler, nounpen·cil·like, adjectiveun·pen·ciled, adjectiveun·pen·cilled, adjective
Words nearby pencil
How to use pencil in a sentence
Or, if you hate sharpening, you can consider opting for mechanical pencils.
To make sure that their germs stay with them, students shouldn’t share art supplies, pencils or paper, Kaushal says.
Perron worked out the first six dimensions with pencil and paper, but by the 1990s, researchers had learned how to translate Keller’s conjecture into a completely different form — one that allowed them to apply computers to the problem.
Smooth, continuous curves are the ones you’d likely draw if you sat down with pencil and paper.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles|Kevin Hartnett|June 25, 2020|Quanta Magazine
There’s a famous story about the fact that no one person knows how to make a pencil.What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat? (Ep. 412)|Stephen J. Dubner|April 9, 2020|Freakonomics
So, I had a pen and a pencil and started scribbling and drawing, and I felt good about it.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then one pencil drawing of my face, and one pencil drawing of the Genie from Aladdin.
Then he tagged me in one of his posts, and it was a horrific pencil drawing of my face.
If you saw it in front of you, your pencil would drop, your tablet would fall from your lap.How Mork Melted the Fonz: Henry Winkler Recalls Robin Williams’s Storming ‘Happy Days’ Debut|Tim Teeman|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Collectively, they span almost every technique and medium—from color pencil and markers to oil sticks and watercolor.O.J., Martha, Jagger, and Manson: Capturing Celebrities in the Dock|Justin Jones|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A little boy aged two years and four months was deprived of a pencil from Thursday to Sunday for scribbling on the wall-paper.
And sure enough when Sunday came, and the pencil was restored to him, he promptly showed nurse his picture.
We are so many around here that you'll have to get paper and pencil and mark us down to keep track of how many.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
He had written his name with pencil upon a leaf which he tore from his pocket-book, and sent it to the Marchioness.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
During my schooldays I spent many happy hours alone with book or pen or pencil.
British Dictionary definitions for pencil
- a thin cylindrical instrument used for writing, drawing, etc, consisting of a rod of graphite or other marking substance, usually either encased in wood and sharpened or held in a mechanical metal device
- (as modifier)a pencil drawing
Derived forms of pencilpenciller or US penciler, noun
Word Origin for pencil
Other Idioms and Phrases with pencil
see put lead in one's pencil.