Definition of Lead pencil

1. Noun. Pencil that has graphite as the marking substance.

Terms within: Lead, Pencil Lead
Generic synonyms: Pencil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lead Pencil

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lead oxide
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lead pencil (current term)
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lead suboxide
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lead sulfide
lead sulphate

Literary usage of Lead pencil

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1876)
"THE AMERICAN lead pencil COMPANY, New- York, has one of the most interesting cases in the stationär}' department, in front of the book structure (P 74). ..."

2. The Graphic Arts: A Treatise on the Varieties of Drawing, Painting, and by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1891)
"THE LEAD-PENCIL. THE fate of the different graphic arts is strangely and variously affected by changes of fashion and accidents of invention. ..."

3. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1862)
"When the object black lead pencil has been named, the children are shown its parte, which they successively notice and name, viz : the internal substance ..."

4. The Great industries of the United States: being an historical summary of by Horace Greeley (1873)
"The use of black lead for writing and drawing is of obscure origin; for the references to something which may or may not have been a black lead pencil, ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The familiar lead pencil of every-day use consists of a round or polygonal stick of graphite mixed with clay, surrounded by a cedar case. ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... like smooth surfaces must have been known from time immemorial, but the ordinary so-called black-lead pencil does not possess a very high antiquity. ..."

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