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pencil

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpencilpen‧cil1 /ˈpensəl/ ●●● S2 noun [countable, uncountable]  pencil.jpg DHWRITEan instrument that you use for writing or drawing, consisting of a wooden stick with a thin piece of a black or coloured substance in the middle a sharp pencil a blue pencilin pencil a note written in pencil a pencil sketch eyebrow pencil
Examples from the Corpus
pencilAnyone got a pencil and paper?Friedman argued that no single person, even a Nobel laureate, could make a pencil.As the children arrive, give them a pencil and paper and ask them to join one of three or four groups.Another picture, a pen and pencil drawing, is a more devastating exposure still.The teacher's cool pencil charts normal against the brown of the girl's cheek.There were several colors of pencils, even a slide rule, at which she was frowning.a red pencilLet the students see that the student is able to cover both sides without lifting the pencil.in pencilDo the math problems in pencil , not pen.
pencilpencil2 verb (pencilled, pencilling British English, penciled, penciling American English) [transitive]  WRITEto write something or make a mark with a pencil a name pencilled on the envelope pencil somebody/something ↔ in→ See Verb table
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pencilWith clear signs of a recovery, analysts are pencilling in a modest profit for the full year.A hearing has been pencilled in for September 17.Hoare said last night it now expected to be trimming its full year forecast back from the £30m pencilled in so far.We may pencil in the forest and the ponds.She can pencil in the weight she hopes to be at the end of each month.I found her name penciled inside the back cover of the book.We wander through it like Casaubon, clutching lists we've pencilled on the backs of envelopes.
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Verb table
pencil
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypencil
he, she, itpencils
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypencilled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pencilled
he, she, ithas pencilled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pencilled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pencil
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pencilled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pencilling
he, she, itis pencilling
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you, we, theyare pencilling
Past
I, he, she, itwas pencilling
you, we, theywere pencilling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pencilling
he, she, ithas been pencilling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pencilling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pencilling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pencilling
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