from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to stylography or a stylograph; characterized by or adapted to the use of a style: as, stylographic cards; a stylographic pencil; stylographic ink.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to stylography; used in stylography.
  • adjective Pertaining to, or used in, stylographic pen.
  • adjective a pen with a conical point like that of a style, combined with a reservoir for supplying it with ink.
  • adjective a pencil used in stylography.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to stylography; stylographical.


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  • The "stylographic" is a reservoir pen shaped like a pencil, in which the flow of ink is regulated by pressure of a style or fine needle with blunt point upon the paper.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • Fountain pens came in to popular use in the 1880's, but in the 1870s the stylographic pen was invented: which boasted a hollow, tubular nib and a wire acting as a valve.

    Steampunk & Stylographic Pens

  • Standing at the table, he inscribed the opening words of a codicil with his stylographic pen, and looked round at George.

    The White Monkey

  • But in the midst of one letter, at last, Howells broke down, seized his old steel weapon, and wrote savagely: “No white man ought to use a stylographic pen, anyhow!”

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • He provided himself with some stylographic note-books, by which he could produce two copies of his daily memoranda — one for himself and one to mail to Mrs. Clemens — and sailed on the Scotia August 21, 1872.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Hundreds of the stylographic pages were filled, and the duplicates sent home for the entertainment of Olivia Clemens, but the notes were not completed, and the actual writing was never begun.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Howells, Twichell, and Dr. Brown were all presently struggling and swearing (figuratively) over their stylographic pens, trying to believe that salvation lay in their conquest.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • It was written in a slightly cramped handwriting with a stylographic pen.

    Hercule Poirot's Casebook

  • The gaunt woman cheered up, however, when he bought the first seventeen she offered him, and, the stock being exhausted, finished by purchasing a piece of india-rubber, a stylographic pen, and a penny paper of pins, which she pressed upon him as particularly suited to his needs and charged him fourpence for.

    The Ashiel mystery A Detective Story

  • Hadn't yet been a Member of House when it shook from time to time with the roar of controversy round BRADLAUGH, his oath, his affirmation, and his stylographic pen.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, February 7, 1891


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