Crayon board
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. [1913 Webster]

Let no day pass over you . . . without giving some strokes of the pencil or the crayon. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

2. A crayon drawing. [1913 Webster]

3. (Electricity) A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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