What is pencil lead?

  • (noun): Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil.
    Synonyms: lead

Famous quotes containing the words lead and/or pencil:

    We have been educated to such a fine—or dull—point that we are incapable of enjoying something new, something different, until we are first told what it’s all about. We don’t trust our five senses; we rely on our critics and educators, all of whom are failures in the realm of creation. In short, the blind lead the blind. It’s the democratic way.
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    Then my verse I dishonour, my pictures despise,
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