from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. West Indian
  • abbr. West Indies


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  • If I listen closely, the pen's scraping on the page speaks the words.

    Variation on a Variation of a Mode

  • Although one evening, when I felt sort of shitty, I squeezed the orange pen in one hand while I drew with a disposable pen in the other hand as if I might be able to somehow channel the shitty pen's life into the dead pen's empty husk.

    Orange Pen

  • A design team in China for Parker Pen Co., one of the world's largest producers of writing instruments, has darkened its pens' ink to appeal to writers of Chinese characters and added to the pen's head a special Chinese character that says "Fu," meaning prosperity and good luck.

    In China, the Pen Is Mightier When It's Pricier

  • Jean-Charles Hita , Newell Rubbermaid's Geneva-based president of fine writing, came to Parker about four years ago from Bulgari, and found lots of work to do to rebuild the pen's reputation as a luxury item.

    In China, the Pen Is Mightier When It's Pricier

  • Given his use of the crowquill pen's scratchy yet fluid lifework, his images reflected the tonal richness and improvisational flights of fancy of many of musicians he stylized such as Charlie Parker, Bud Powell and Billie Holiday.

    Brad Balfour: Closing This Weekend -- Two Shows of Artists Who Use Music as Inspiration

  • "I think everybody in our pen's been inconsistent but Mariano [Rivera]," Mr. Cashman said.

    Cashman Stays Calm

  •  You wish whatever's brought you here again would come to you like that now, but already you've forgotten what you saw, your pen's emptied, makes only scratches.

    Lost Dream

  • I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

    In MSP

  • He paused and oriented himself then continued slowly -- and quietly -- toward a cubicle on the shadowy edge of the pen's central control area.


  • He ran to a small gray box with a red button in the middle -- the dinosaur pen's scram switch.



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