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 for crayon
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
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              Let no day pass over you . . . without giving some
              strokes of the pencil or the crayon.  --Dryden.
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     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.
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     2. A crayon drawing.
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     3. (Electricity) A pencil of carbon used in producing
        electric light.
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     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crayon \Cray"on\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crayoned (-?nd); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Crayoning.] [Cf. F. crayonner.]
     To sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan.
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           He soon afterwards composed that discourse, conformably
           to the plan which he had crayoned out.   --Malone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: writing implement consisting of a colored stick of
           composition wax used for writing and drawing [syn:
           crayon, wax crayon]
      v 1: write, draw, or trace with a crayon

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "crayon":
     air brush, art paper, black and white, brouillon, brush,
     camera lucida, camera obscura, canvas, cartoon, chalk, charcoal,
     charcoal drawing, chiaroscuro, delineation, design, diagram,
     doodle, draft, drawing, drawing paper, drawing pencil, drier,
     easel, ebauche, esquisse, fixative, graph, ground, lay figure,
     line drawing, maulstick, medium, paint, paintbrush, palette,
     palette knife, pastel, pen-and-ink, pencil, pencil drawing,
     pigments, rough copy, rough draft, rough outline, scratchboard,
     siccative, silhouette, silver-print drawing, sinopia, sketch,
     sketchbook, sketchpad, spatula, spray gun, study, stump, tracing,
     varnish, vignette

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     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.
     [{Jargon File]

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