from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To edit, revise, or correct with or as if with a blue pencil.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To edit, especially to censor, written documents.
- v. To use a line-item veto
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to change, delete, or abridge (a portion of a text) with a blue pencil (or as if with a blue pencil), as in the editing process; -- of books, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cut or eliminate
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It contains no hints as to the disposing of manuscript, the vagaries of the blue-pencil, the filing of material, nor the innate perversity of adjectives and adverbs.
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I gave this one the full blue-pencil sketch with brush and ink over it.
The editor drew a blue-pencil line through the multiple advice to buy and buy, and initialled the rest of the column for publication.
He would have described Kinser as an envy-driven bumptious self-important snake-oil salesman had he not been sure the little blue-pencil devil would let him get away only with 'ambitious'.
She doesn't blue-pencil; she just points out perceived deficiencies in the text and then asks me to find ways to sort them out.
I invite PT's many blue-pencil readers to sharpen their pencils -- and wits -- and have a go at the grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. of the flyer and to submit a critique.
"The wise thing for him to do now is sign the budget, but blue-pencil the [accelerated] taxes," said Mike Villines, Republican minority leader in the Assembly.
Perhaps the most obscure blue-pencil wielding titan who guided the careers of talented writers while greatly influencing the reading taste of young readers was Bob Davis.
I just read two University of New Mexico short story anthologies that would have profited greatly if the editor had imposed some serious blue-pencil discipline on the meandering and sometimes confusing stories.