styptic pencil

noun
a pencil-shaped stick of a paste containing alum or a similar styptic agent, used to stanch the bleeding of minor cuts.

Origin:
1930–35

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styptic pencil
 
n
a styptic agent in the form of a small stick, for application to razor nicks, etc

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styptic pencil n.
A short medicated stick, often of alum, applied to a cut to check bleeding.

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Styptic pencil and lump alum are positively prohibited.
The use of common styptic pencil or lump alum is prohibited.
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