styptic pencil
noun Date: 1908 a stick of a medicated styptic substance for use especially in shaving to stop the bleeding from small cuts

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  • styptic pencil — n a cylindrical stick of a medicated styptic substance used esp. in shaving to stop the bleeding from small cuts …   Medical dictionary

  • styptic pencil — n. a small stick of a styptic substance, as alum, used to stop bleeding, as from razor nicks …   English World dictionary

  • styptic pencil — noun A short medicated stick, typically containing alum, used to stop bleeding from small wounds (as in shaving). I said, never clip a dog’s nails without a styptic pencil handy. Syn: styptic stick …   Wiktionary

  • styptic pencil — a pencil shaped stick of a paste containing alum or a similar styptic agent, used to stanch the bleeding of minor cuts. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • styptic pencil — styp′tic pen′cil n. pha a pencil shaped stick of alum or a similar styptic agent, used to stanch the bleeding of minor cuts • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • styptic pencil — noun : a cylindrical stick of a paste vehicle medicated with a styptic substance (as alum) and applied to small wounds to stop bleeding …   Useful english dictionary

  • pencil — [pen′səl] n. [ME pencel < MFr pincel < VL * penicellus < L penicillus, a brush < dim. of penis, a tail, PENIS: mod. sense & form infl. by PEN2] 1. Archaic an artist s small, fine brush 2. the individual style or ability of an artist 3 …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • pencil — penciler; esp. Brit., penciller, n. pencillike, adj. /pen seuhl/, n., v., penciled, penciling or (esp. Brit.) pencilled, pencilling. n. 1. a slender tube of wood, metal, plastic, etc., containing a core or strip of graphite, a solid coloring… …   Universalium

  • styptic — Synonyms and related words: alum, astringent, clamp, collapsible, compactable, compressible, compressor, constrictor, constringent, consumptive, contractible, contractile, contractional, contractive, contractor, deflationary, foldable, pincer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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