pencil


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Synonyms for pencil

pencil something or someone in

Synonyms

  • provisionally arrange
  • make a provisional arrangement for
  • arrange tentatively
  • arrange subject to confirmation

Words related to pencil

a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement

graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication

a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point

a cosmetic in a long thin stick

Related Words

write, draw, or trace with a pencil

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If I tacitly checked this playfulness, and persisted, she would look so scared and disconsolate, as she became more and more bewildered, that the remembrance of her natural gaiety when I first strayed into her path, and of her being my child-wife, would come reproachfully upon me; and I would lay the pencil down, and call for the guitar.
And then, "Take the pencil and write under my name, 'I forgive her
But who passed a pencil over the marks made by Colbert?
It was written in pencil, in a fine but very peculiar handwriting, which was hard to read: it was just like black letter.
It was a difficult task, for he held the pencil as one would grasp the hilt of a dagger, which does not add greatly to ease in writing or to the legibility of the results.
Is it not clear that there is just as much of the pencil left as usually follows the Johann?
No; YOU get the paper, and the pencil, and the catalogue, and George write down, and I'll do the work.
After she had read and marked for two hours, he said, "We will take the volume up-stairs--and the pencil, if you please-- and in case of reading in the night, we can pursue this task.
She played nervously with a pencil for a time, as if debating her reply, while he waited patiently.
DEAR SIR--Please advertise a series of twelve Racy Prints, from my fertile pencil, entitled, 'Scenes of Modern Prison Life,' by Thersites Junior.
It was the card of Henry Westwick; and there was an ominous request written on it in pencil.
Leaving my sketch-book and pencil on the table of the summer-house, I proposed to my mother to cross a little wooden bridge which spanned the stream, below the fall, and to see how the landscape looked from a new point of view.
A broken slate that had blown off the roof, an inch or two of pencil, an old almanac for a reader, several bits of brown or yellow paper ironed smoothly and sewn together for a copy-book, and the copies sundry receipts written in Aunt Plenty's neat hand.
The foreman seated himself near the candle, produced from his breast pocket a pencil and scrap of paper and wrote rather laboriously the following verdict, which with various degrees of effort all signed:
Charlie Sloane's slate pencil, gorgeously bedizened with striped red and yellow paper, costing two cents where ordinary pencils cost only one, which he sent up to her after dinner hour, met with a more favorable reception.