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PENCIL. An instrument made of plumbago, black lead, red chalk, or other suitable substance, for writing without ink.
     2. It has been holden that a will written with a pencil, could riot, on this account, be annulled. 1 Phillim. R. 1; 2 Phillim. 173.

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Celmins' surfaces never manage to report just the facts, to transcribe only the immediate dialogue of pencil lead and pigment worked into paper and canvas.
Ebersole maneuvered a drop of sterile superglue to her brain using instruments the size of a pencil lead and human strand of hair.
Judge Smith Camp wrote: "His pain increases and accelerates over approximately 15 hours as his genital opening, usually the size of a pencil lead, is stretched to a diameter of 10 centimeters.
In his five star review, Robert Bartosh of Radio Submit stated, "Mark Cote has got to be one of the best songwriters to ever put pencil lead on paper.
About 15 channels, each the size of a pencil lead, are created.
II-23 Pencils (Ordinary), Pencil Leads, Chalks, Pastels II-24 Table 15: Global Exports of Pencils (Ordinary), Pencil Leads, Chalks, Pastels (2013 & 2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Exports by Exporting Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).
The latest innovation from Sharpie revolutionizes the classic tried and true writing instrument--the pencil--with liquid graphite technology that company officials soy writes smooth like a pen but erases like a pencil, eliminating the frustration of broken or dulling pencil leads.
These included the very kitsch Still Life after Redon, 1987, made of colored glitter glued to a piece of silver-painted wood; 45 Caliber Bullet Entering Light Bulb, 1987, an assemblage--consisting of a hand-carved wooden gun, a lit glass bulb on which cracks have been drawn, and a bullet--based on a famous photograph by Harold Edgerton; and a rainbow spectrum made of colored pencil leads (or fabrications thereof), entitled Dedicated to the Memory of Roy G.