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crayon


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crayon  \Cray"on\  (kr?"?n),  n.  [F.,  a  crayon,  a  lead  pencil 
  (crayon  Cont['e]  Cont['e]'s  pencil,  i.  e.,  one  made  a  black 
  compound  invented  by  Cont['e]),  fr  craie  chalk,  L.  creta; 
  said  to  be  properly,  Cretan  earth,  fr  Creta  the  island 
  Crete.  Cf  {Cretaceous}.] 
  1.  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.  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  The  black  crayon  gives  a  deeper  black  than  the  lead 
  pencil.  This  and  the  colored  crayons  are  often  called 
  chalks.  The  red  crayon  is  also  called  sanguine.  See 
  {Chalk},  and  {Sanguine}. 
 
  2.  A  crayon  drawing. 
 
  3.  (Electricity)  A  pencil  of  carbon  used  in  producing 
  electric  light. 
 
  {Crayon  board},  cardboard  with  a  surface  prepared  for  crayon 
  drawing. 
 
  {Crayon  drawing},  the  act  or  art  of  drawing  with  crayons;  a 
  drawing  made  with  crayons. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crayon  \Cray"on\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crayoned}  (-?nd);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Crayoning}.]  [Cf.  F.  crayonner.] 
  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  --Malone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crayon 
  n  :  a  colored  stick  of  composition  wax  used  for  writing  and 
  drawing  [syn:  {wax  crayon}] 
  v  :  write,  draw,  or  trace  with  a  crayon 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  crayon  n.  1.  Someone  who  works  on  Cray  supercomputers.  More 
  specifically,  it  implies  a  programmer,  probably  of  the  CDC  ilk,  probably 
  male,  and  almost  certainly  wearing  a  tie  (irrespective  of  gender). 
  Systems  types  who  have  a  Unix  background  tend  not  to  be  described 
  as  crayons.  2.  Formerly,  anyone  who  worked  for  Cray  Research;  since 
  the  buyout  by  SGI,  anyone  they  inherited  from  Cray.  Nowadays,  often 
  applied  to  any  SGI  employee  who  either  works  at  one  of  the  former  Cray 
  Research  facilities  (i.e.  Eagan  Minnesota  and  Chippewa  Falls  Wisconsin) 
  or  works  primarily  in  vector  computing  aspects  of  the  business. 
  Sometimes  onsidered  mildly  offensive  by  those  to  whom  it  is  applied, 
  particularly  those  whose  work  has  nothing  to  do  with  vector  computing. 
  3.  A  {computron}  (sense  2)  that  participates  only  in  {number-crunching}. 
  4.  A  unit  of  computational  power  equal  to  that  of  a  single  Cray-1. 
  There  is  a  standard  joke  about  this  usage  that  derives  from  an  old 
  Crayola  crayon  promotional  gimmick:  When  you  buy  64  crayons  you  get  a 
  free  sharpener. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  crayon 
 
  1.  Someone  who  works  on  {Cray}  {supercomputer}s.  More 
  specifically,  it  implies  a  programmer,  probably  of  the  {CDC} 
  ilk,  probably  male,  and  almost  certainly  wearing  a  tie 
  (irrespective  of  gender).  Systems  types  who  have  a  {Unix} 
  background  tend  not  to  be  described  as  crayons. 
 
  2.  A  {computron}  that  participates  only  in  {number  crunching}. 
 
  3.  A  unit  of  computational  power  equal  to  that  of  a  single 
  {Cray-1}.  There  is  a  standard  joke  about  this  usage  that 
  derives  from  an  old  Crayola  crayon  promotional  gimmick:  When 
  you  buy  64  crayons  you  get  a  free  sharpener. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-10-13) 
 
 




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