pencil lead

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Synonyms for pencil lead

mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness

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Initially, the steel collet and pencil lead form a union and are loaded in negative y-direction.
Then, grate pencil lead over each sheet with sandpaper.
With a pencil lead sheet, you can learn within five minutes whether the client is a fit or whether you need to tell the prospect you're booked solid.
One of my friends put their pencil lead in their mouth.
A creature smaller than pencil lead has brought Alaska's notoriously independent residents together to resolve the problems caused by dead and dying forests.
The Sheaffer Sentinel ballpoint and propelling pencil is presented in an elegant brushed chrome finish with push button release for ballpoint and pencil lead advance.
Some children need a different pen or pencil because they need to be able to feel the pressure of the pencil lead against the paper.
With fiber optics, another emerging option, light is captured in a funnel unit, directing a beam into a fiber, optic thread the thickness of pencil lead.
Corneal stromal and/or penetrating ocular injuries from pencils and pencil lead are more common in childhood and may lead to intraocular infection or severe intraocular sterile inflammatory reaction.
Stabilo excels in various categories, such as colouring, markers and highlighters, ball point pens, roller ball pens and pencil lead refills.
The Russian scientists who first made graphene in 2004--and won the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics for their efforts- did it using only a piece of Scotch tape and a chunk of graphite similar to pencil lead.
A six-inch clump of hair the width of a pencil lead can show how much substance abuse has taken place over 12 months.
Staedtler has responded by developing what it calls the antibreak system, which works by surrounding the soft pencil lead with a white protective coating.
The "lab-on-a-chip" consists of a tough, glass-like container with 16 to 36 tiny printed dye spots, each the diameter of a pencil lead.
In Absentia (Brothers Quay) In the twin animators' live-action, close-up study of a mad woman furiously scribbling letters to her dead husband, the forlornness of pencil lead is inscribed on our brains to the excruciating drones of Stockhausen.