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blue-pencil

[bloo-pen-suh l] /ˈbluˈpɛn səl/
verb (used with object), blue-penciled, blue-penciling or (especially British) blue-pencilled, blue-pencilling.
1.
to alter, abridge, or cancel with or as with a pencil that has blue lead, as in editing a manuscript.
Origin of blue-pencil
1885-1890
1885-90
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blue pencil

noun
1.
deletion, alteration, or censorship of the contents of a book or other work
verb -cils, -cilling, -cilled (US) -cils, -ciling, -ciled
2.
(transitive) to alter or delete parts of (a book, film, etc), esp to censor
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