Pencil

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Definition

a (sharp) pencil: a long thin wooden object containing lead for writing or drawing (with a good point)
noun

a pen: a ballpoint, a biro, a writing device which uses ink
noun

a pencil sharpener: an object for making pencils ready to write when they have become too flat
noun

Examples

  • "I stole a pencil from the supply room, and it's tearing me apart inside!"
  • "You need pencils?"
  • "We make pens."
  • "In preparation for our negotiations, I brought a notebook, three sharp pencils and a bottle of sparkling water."
  • "I would be very pleased if you could join me for a light snack and perhaps a beverage this evening at the "Pen and Parchment" bar in the National Accountants Association building on Montgomery Street at 7:45 pm sharp."
  • "Mrs Lee : You need pens?"
  • "We make pencils."
  • "Brian : Try putting this pen in your mouth, I think it should help."
  • "If I could just find my pen to write all this down."
  • "Bruno : I said "sometimes I keep a pen"."

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