pencil (n.) Old form(s): pencill, pensals, pensell, Pensill
finely-pointed paint-brush
KJ III.i.237[King Philip to Cardinal Pandulph, of French and English hands] they were besmeared and overstained / With slaughter's pencil
LLL V.ii.43[Rosaline to Katharine] 'Ware pencils, ho!
RJ I.ii.40[Servant alone] It is written that ... the fisher [should meddle] with his pencil and the painter with his nets [with bawdy pun]
Sonn.101.7[needs] no pencil, beauty's truth to lay
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