Pencilling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature PencillingSonnets had been penned on her pencilled brow, and the brows of rival beauties had contracted at the homage paid to hers.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Woman's Trials.I was equipped with a book, pencils, cigarettes and food.ndash;Margot Asquith in An Autobiography, vols 1,2.She rose, waited an instant to insure perfect composure, smoothed down her trim shirtwaist, pushed back a straying wisp of her naturally wavy hair, picked up her notebook and three sharp pencils, and went quietly into his office.ndash;The Sturdy Oak (A composite Novel of American Politics by fourteen American authors)The wide margins given by Didot to the last edition were crowded with Modeste's pencilled sentiments, expressing her sympathy with this tender and dreamy spirit.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Modeste Mignon (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).She used to love watching them while he sharpened her pencils or drew wonderful diagrams in her exercise books; thinking how in years to come, when he performed important operations, human lives would depend upon their skill and dexterity.ndash;Florence L. Barclay in The Rosary.Streeter took out his card and pencilled a word or two on the pasteboard.ndash;Robert Barr in The Face and the Mask.Various friends have sent us toys, pinafores, pens, pencils and coloured candles, so we shall not lack things to dress it with; and Mr. Keytel is kindly providing sweets, for which we are already busy making muslin bags out of patterns.ndash;K.M. Barrow in Three Years in Tristan da Cunha.My pencilled figures in consecutive order were visible in the corner of the superscription of every document I had used.ndash;Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Birds of Prey.But the pencilling was in a different hand.ndash;John Buchan in Prester John.Five pencilled words may seem a small thing to build hope on, but it was enough for me, and I went about my work in the store with a reasonably light heart.ndash;John Buchan in Prester John.
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