His favorite trick: breaking a pencil in two with a dollar bill.
McCollough and Hernandez, who normally sketch with paper and pencil, pushed themselves this season by utilizing colored pencils.
He was so angry and stressed that he snapped his pencil in half.
This is something that no number counter or pencil pusher in Hollywood can ever understand.
If you saw it in front of you, your pencil would drop, your tablet would fall from your lap.
I think that I could draw a sketch of the lady if you would favour me with a pencil.'
He read with pencil in hand, and he had an elaborate system of marking a book.
Buy a pencil with a ring at the end and cable it on to you so that you won't lose it.
She drew it in pencil on an envelope on her way back in the street car.
She took up the pencil and started to write, but was interrupted.
early 14c., "an artist's fine brush of camel hair," from Old French pincel "artist's paintbrush" (13c., Modern French pinceau), from Latin penicillus "painter's brush, hair-pencil," literally "little tail," diminutive of peniculus "brush," itself a diminutive of penis "tail" (see penis). Small brushes formerly were used for writing before modern lead or chalk pencils; meaning "graphite writing implement" apparently evolved late 16c. Derogatory slang pencil-pusher "office worker" is from 1881; pencil neck "weak person" first recorded 1973.
1530s, "to mark or sketch with a pencil-brush," from pencil (n.). In reference to lead pencils from 1760s. Related: Penciled; penciling. To pencil (something) in "arrange tentatively" is attested from 1942.
To work out details; study: Let me pencil this idea for a while (1990s+)
Pictorial ENCodIng Language. On-line system to display line structures. Sammet 1969, 675.