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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  With  subtile  pencil  depainted  was  this  storie. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  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.  (Opt.)  An  aggregate  or  collection  of  rays  of  light, 
  especially  when  diverging  from  or  converging  to  a  point. 
 
  5.  (Geom.)  A  number  of  lines  that  intersect  in  one  point,  the 
  point  of  intersection  being  called  the  pencil  point. 
 
  6.  (Med.)  A  small  medicated  bougie. 
 
  {Pencil  case},  a  holder  for  pencil  lead. 
 
  {Pencil  flower}  (Bot.),  an  American  perennial  leguminous  herb 
  ({Stylosanthes  elatior}). 
 
  {Pencil  lead},  a  slender  rod  of  black  lead,  or  the  like 
  adapted  for  insertion  in  a  holder. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pencil  \Pen"cil\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Penciled}or  {Pencilled}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Penciling}  or  {Pencilling}.] 
  To  write  or  mark  with  a  pencil;  to  paint  or  to  draw. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  Where  nature  pencils  butterflies  on  flowers.  --Harte. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pencil 
  n  :  a  thin  cylindrical  pointed  implement  for  writing;  a  rod  of 
  marking  substance  encased  in  wood 
  v  :  write,  draw,  or  trace  with  a  pencil;  "he  penciled  a  figure" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  PENCIL 
 
  Pictorial  ENCodIng  Language.  On-line  system  to  display  line 
  structures.  Sammet  1969,  675. 
 
 




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