Crayon drawing
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]


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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawing — Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawing chalk — Drawing Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawing knife — Drawing Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawing paper — Drawing Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawing slate — Drawing Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawing — /draw ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that draws. 2. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea, as with a pencil; a delineation of form without reference to color. 3. a sketch, plan, or design, esp. one made with pen, pencil …   Universalium

  • crayon — I. noun Etymology: French, crayon, pencil, from diminutive of craie chalk, from Latin creta Date: 1644 1. a stick of white or colored chalk or of colored wax used for writing or drawing 2. a crayon drawing II. transitive verb Date: 1662 to draw… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crayon board — noun : cardboard with a surface for crayon drawing * * * crayon board, a cardboard for crayon or pastel, usually with a roughened surface …   Useful english dictionary

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