Definition of Pencil lead

1. Noun. Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil.

Exact synonyms: Lead
Group relationships: Lead Pencil
Generic synonyms: Black Lead, Graphite, Plumbago

Definition of Pencil lead

1. Noun. The material (usually black or dark gray) which allows a pencil to work. Usually a mixture of graphite and smaller amounts of other material, but not actual lead. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pencil Lead

pencil box
pencil boxes
pencil case
pencil cases
pencil cedar
pencil cedar tree
pencil crayon
pencil crayons
pencil eraser
pencil in
pencil lead (current term)
pencil pleat
pencil pusher
pencil pushers
pencil sharpener
pencil sharpeners
pencil skirt
pencil skirts
pencil stub
pencil stubs
pencil tree
pencil trees
pencil whip

Literary usage of Pencil lead

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

1. Elements of Drawing by George Frederick Blessing, Lewis Andrew Darling (1912)
"pencil lead sharpened to Long the end OÍ the lead away Cone and to Point. until pointed. The pencil point should then appear as shown in Fig. 12. ..."

2. Patentable Invention by Edward Sabine Renwick (1893)
"... so also with the combined pencil, the eraser does not affect the operation of the pencil lead,, nor docs the latter affect the operation of the former. ..."

3. The Great industries of the United States: being an historical summary of by Horace Greeley (1873)
"There are almost sixty different dies in all; and it is in passing through these dies that the first appearance takes place of anything like a pencil lead. ..."

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