pencil

  • 1 pencil in — ˌpencil ˈin [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they pencil in he/she/it pencils in present participle pencilling in past tense …

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  • 2 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. [1913 Webster] With subtile pencil… …

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  • 3 Pencil — это программа для создания 2D анимации, которая запускается на Mac, Windows, Linux и BSD. Pencil использует единый растрово векторный интерфейс для создания простой 2D графики и анимации. Pencil написан на C++ и основан на Qt. Приложение… …

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  • 4 pencil — (n.) late 14c., an artist s fine brush of camel hair, from O.Fr. pincel artist s paintbrush (Fr. pinceau), from L. penicillus paintbrush, pencil, lit. little tail, dim. of peniculus brush, itself a dim. of penis tail (see PENIS (Cf. penis)).… …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 Pencil — Développeur Evolus Dernière version 1.2.0 …

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  • 7 pencil — ► NOUN ▪ an instrument for writing or drawing, typically consisting of a thin stick of graphite enclosed in wood or a cylindrical case. ► VERB (pencilled, pencilling; US penciled, penciling) 1) write, draw, or colour with a pencil. 2) (p …

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  • 8 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. [1913 Webster] Where nature pencils butterflies on flowers. Harte. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 pencil — ⇒PENCIL, subst. masc. Vx. Crayon de maquillage pour les sourcils, les yeux, les lèvres. Ses yeux (...) distinguaient au milieu d un attirail de miroirs à main, de pencils, patte de lièvre, boîtes à poudre et à onguents, (...) l infortunée Déborah …

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  • 10 pencil in — pencil (someone/something) in to have a temporary plan to do something with someone. The team had penciled in Morton as a key player this season. I penciled you in for lunch next Thursday. Etymology: based on the idea that a pencil mark can… …

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  • 11 pencil — as a verb has inflected forms pencilled, pencilling in BrE, and usually penciled, penciling in AmE …

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  • 12 Pencil — This article is about the handwriting instrument. For other uses, see Pencil (disambiguation). HB graphite pencils A pencil is a …

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  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 pencil — I UK [ˈpens(ə)l] / US noun Word forms pencil : singular pencil plural pencils ** a) [countable] a long thin object, usually made of wood, that you use for writing or drawing by pressing the black or coloured part in its centre against paper or… …

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  • 15 pencil — pen|cil1 S2 [ˈpensəl] n [U and C] ↑lead [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: pincel paintbrush , from Latin penicillus little tail , from penis; PENIS] an instrument that you use for writing or drawing, consisting of a wooden stick with a thin …

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  • 16 pencil — pen|cil1 [ pensl ] noun ** count a long thin object, usually made of wood, that you use for writing or drawing by pressing the black or colored part in its center against paper or some other surface: Your pencils need to be sharpened. a colored… …

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  • 17 pencil — 1. noun 1) a sharpened pencil Syn: lead pencil, mechanical pencil, colored pencil; grease pencil; eyebrow pencil, lip pencil 2) a pencil of light Syn: beam, ray, shaft, finger, gleam …

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  • 18 pencil — n. & v. n. 1 (often attrib.) a an instrument for writing or drawing, usu. consisting of a thin rod of graphite etc. enclosed in a wooden cylinder (a pencil sketch). b a similar instrument with a metal or plastic cover and retractable lead. c a… …

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  • 19 pencil — [[t]pe̱ns(ə)l[/t]] pencils, pencilling, pencilled 1) N COUNT: also in N A pencil is an object that you write or draw with. It consists of a thin piece of wood with a rod of a black or coloured substance through the middle. If you write or draw… …

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  • 20 pencil — 1 noun (C, U) 1 a narrow pointed wooden instrument, used for writing or drawing, containing a thin stick of a black or coloured substance: written in pencil | drawn with a pencil | a pencil sketch 2 a pencil of light a narrow beam of light… …

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