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  • n. Plural form of penciling.

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Examples

  • I see, by the English magazines, that Willis and his 'pencilings' get little quarter there; they deserve none.

    Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • His paraphrase, “When in doubt tell the truth,” is one of these, and he embodied his whole attitude toward Infinity when in one of his stray pencilings he wrote:

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • She had totally forgotten the sister who had sunk on a divan beside them, her brown eyes rimmed in their dark pencilings turning from one to the other as if to read their faces.

    The Palace of Darkened Windows

  • She said something about the pencilings and colorings of the Almighty being in the tulips.

    A California Girl

  • The first gray pencilings of dawn were scarcely visible when the slumbering camp was roused by the rolling notes of the reveille from the drum of little Solly Barrett, [A] the drummer-boy of Howard's

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • Grey pencilings of smoke stole straightly upward to the sky, so that look where she would Rita could discern nothing but these countless thin, faintly wavering, vertical lines of vapor.

    Dope

  • It seemed to be several pages from an old diary, and was worn so that the pencilings could scarcely be read.

    Gold Seekers of '49

  • Then he entered the chapel, and shortly was in the midst of a sermon evidently suggested by the occasion, his whole manuscript being a few pencilings on a sheet or two of note-paper, all the rest being extemporized in his best vein, both as to matter and manner.

    [Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White

  • Phil picked it up idly, and noted certain pencilings that caused her heart to give a sudden bound.

    Otherwise Phyllis

  • His paraphrase, "When in doubt tell the truth," is one of these, and he embodied his whole attitude toward Infinity when in one of his stray pencilings he wrote:

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

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