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  • n. The material (usually black or dark gray) which allows a pencil to work. Usually a mixture of graphite and smaller amounts of other material, but not actual lead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a slender rod of black lead, or the like, adapted for insertion in a holder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil

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