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blue-pencil to edit or strike out with or as with a blue pencil.
grease pencil a pencil made of compressed grease mixed with pigment, usu. wrapped in paper that unwinds in a spiral to expose the tip, used esp. to write on slick surfaces.
lead pencil a writing or drawing implement consisting of a thin rod of graphite encased in wood.
pencil pusher (informal) one who does routine office work involving writing, record-keeping, and the like.
pencil sharpener a small device used for making pencils sharp. A pencil sharpener has a hole in one area where a pencil is to be inserted and where it comes into contact with a blade.
styptic pencil a short, firm stick of some astringent compound, often alum, used to stop the bleeding of small nicks or cuts, such as those received while shaving.