charcoal-pencil love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crayon consisting of a charred twig of willow, or of sawdust from willow-, lime-, or poplar-wood, pressed in a mold, dried in the air, and charred in a retort.
  • n. A little stick molded from a mixture of wood charcoal in powder, gum, or starch paste, and a small quantity of saltpeter.


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  • "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick" contains 14 charcoal-pencil illustrations, each with a title and a caption.

    The Seattle Times


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