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  • n. Plural form of pencilling.


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  • For nineteen years _Punch_ had to see his big blocks cut on a single piece of wood, which was one of the reasons why the earlier cartoons and "pencillings" were, as a rule, so much more roughly drawn and hastily cut.

    The History of "Punch"

  • They vied with each other in their vocabulary of praise; and as to _Punch's_ quips and sallies, his puns, his propriety, his "pencillings," and his cuts -- they simply defied description; you just cracked your sides with laughter at the jokes, and that was all about it.

    The History of "Punch"

  • a long while they were known as "pencillings;" but it was some time before they became an invariable feature of the paper.

    The History of "Punch"

  • Light, which has enabled me to see all these different and distant beings, is perfectly unknown to me; I am able by the help of a prism to anatomize this light, and divide it into seven pencillings of rays; but I cannot divide these pencillings themselves; I know not of what they are composed.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • My notes might have proved as annoying as the pencillings one finds at times in public library books to-day.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Then she scanned again by the light of the candle the half-obliterated pencillings on the wall-paper beside her head.

    Wessex Tales

  • Then we ate and slept generously, and wandered in the nearer valleys to see the horizontal stripes of pink and brown and cream and red which made up the general redness of the cliffs, delighting in the varied patterns of thin pencillings of lighter or darker tint which were drawn over the plain body of rock.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • The mould being reopened presently displayed a large, heavy lantern, whose curiously elaborate flutings and pencillings were, as the intelligent artisan averred, arranged upon the principle of the famous

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

  • Neither had she to fear a futurist impression in vivid colours of Dorin rouge and blue pencillings mixed with liquid powder appearing on her face after a sudden rain storm.

    Desert Love

  • In his own Bible there are pencillings that reveal at once the secret springs of his strange, and to outward seeming, erratic life.

    Old John Brown, the man whose soul is marching on


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