crayon

[krey-on, -uhn]
noun
1.
a pointed stick or pencil of colored clay, chalk, wax, etc., used for drawing or coloring.
2.
a drawing in crayons.
verb (used with object)
3.
to draw or color with a crayon or crayons.
verb (used without object)
4.
to make a drawing with crayons.

Origin:
1635–45; < French, equivalent to craie chalk (< Latin crēta clay, chalk) + -on noun suffix

crayonist, noun
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crayon (ˈkreɪən, -ɒn)
 
n
1.  a small stick or pencil of charcoal, wax, clay, or chalk mixed with coloured pigment
2.  a drawing made with crayons
 
vb
3.  to draw or colour with crayons
 
[C17: from French, from craie, from Latin crēta chalk]
 
'crayonist
 
n

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crayon
1644, from Fr. crayon "pencil," orig. "chalk pencil," from craie "chalk," from L. creta "chalk."
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crayon

n.
1. Someone who works on Cray supercomputers. More specifically, it implies a programmer, probably of the CDC ilk, probably male, and almost certainly wearing a tie (irrespective of gender). Systems types who have a Unix background tend not to be described as crayons.
2. Formerly, anyone who worked for Cray Research; since the buyout by SGI, anyone they inherited from Cray.
3. A computron (sense 2) that participates only in number-crunching.
4. A unit of computational power equal to that of a single Cray-1. There is a standard joke about this usage that derives from an old Crayola crayon promotional gimmick: When you buy 64 crayons you get a free sharpener.
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crayon definition


1. Someone who works on Cray supercomputers. More specifically, it implies a programmer, probably of the CDC ilk, probably male, and almost certainly wearing a tie (irrespective of gender). Systems types who have a Unix background tend not to be described as crayons.
2. A computron that participates only in number crunching.
3. A unit of computational power equal to that of a single Cray-1. There is a standard joke about this usage that derives from an old Crayola crayon promotional gimmick: When you buy 64 crayons you get a free sharpener.
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(1994-10-13)
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crayon

an implement for drawing made from clay, chalk, plumbago, dry colour, and wax. There are two types of crayons, the colouring crayon and the chalk crayon.

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The presenter asks participants to take a watercolor paper square and a crayon
  and create any kind of design or drawing.
Each side of the activity cube has a different game, including shape sorting
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