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for Crayon drawing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Crayon \Cray"on\ (kr?"?n), n. [F., a crayon, a lead pencil
(crayon Cont['e] Cont['e]'s pencil, i. e., one made a black
compound invented by Cont['e]), fr. craie chalk, L. creta;
said to be, properly, Cretan earth, fr. Creta the island
Crete. Cf. Cretaceous.]
1. An implement for drawing, made of clay and plumbago, or of
some preparation of chalk, usually sold in small prisms or
Let no day pass over you . . . without giving some
strokes of the pencil or the crayon. --Dryden.
Note: The black crayon gives a deeper black than the lead
pencil. This and the colored crayons are often called
chalks. The red crayon is also called sanguine. See
Chalk, and Sanguine.
2. A crayon drawing.
3. (Electricity) A pencil of carbon used in producing
Crayon board, cardboard with a surface prepared for crayon
Crayon drawing, the act or art of drawing with crayons; a
drawing made with crayons.
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