pencil lead


pencil lead
   Not really lead, but a mixture of various types of waxes, clays, graphite, and carbon.

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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  • Pencil lead — Pencil Pen cil, n. [OF. pincel, F. pinceau, L. penicillum, penicillus, equiv. to peniculus, dim. of penis a tail. Cf. {Penicil}.] 1. A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors. [1913 Webster] With subtile pencil …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pencil lead — noun mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil • Syn: ↑lead • Hypernyms: ↑graphite, ↑black lead, ↑plumbago • Part Holonyms: ↑lead pencil …   Useful english dictionary

  • pencil-lead — penˈcil lead noun 1. Graphite for pencils 2. A stick of it for a metal pencil case • • • Main Entry: ↑pencil …   Useful english dictionary

  • pencil lead — noun The material (usually black or dark gray) which allows a pencil to work. Usually a mixture of graphite and smaller amounts of other material, but not actual lead …   Wiktionary

  • Pencil — Pen cil, n. [OF. pincel, F. pinceau, L. penicillum, penicillus, equiv. to peniculus, dim. of penis a tail. Cf. {Penicil}.] 1. A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors. [1913 Webster] With subtile pencil… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pencil case — Pencil Pen cil, n. [OF. pincel, F. pinceau, L. penicillum, penicillus, equiv. to peniculus, dim. of penis a tail. Cf. {Penicil}.] 1. A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors. [1913 Webster] With subtile pencil …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pencil flower — Pencil Pen cil, n. [OF. pincel, F. pinceau, L. penicillum, penicillus, equiv. to peniculus, dim. of penis a tail. Cf. {Penicil}.] 1. A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors. [1913 Webster] With subtile pencil …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pencil — This article is about the handwriting instrument. For other uses, see Pencil (disambiguation). HB graphite pencils A pencil is a …   Wikipedia

  • Pencil sharpener — A pencil sharpener (also referred to as pencil parer) is a device for sharpening a pencil s point by shaving one end. Pencil sharpeners exist in both electric and hand powered forms.HistoryPencils were in use before the development of devices… …   Wikipedia

  • pencil — n. 1) an indelible; lead pencil 2) a cosmetic, eyebrow pencil 3) a styptic pencil * * * [ pens(ə)l] eyebrow pencil lead pencil a cosmetic a styptic pencil an indelible …   Combinatory dictionary


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