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crayon,

any drawing material available in stick form. The term includes charcoal, conte crayon, chalk, pastel, grease crayon, litho crayon, and children's wax colors. The pigment is often bound with gum tragacanth or wax, and the sticks are wrapped in paper or embedded in wood.

crayon

[′krā‚än]
(graphic arts)
A small stick for drawing, usually made of a combination of pigments or dyes in a wax or oil medium.

crayon

1. a small stick or pencil of charcoal, wax, clay, or chalk mixed with coloured pigment
2. a drawing made with crayons

crayon

(1)
Someone who works on Cray supercomputers. More specifically, it implies a programmer, probably of the CDC ilk, probably male, and almost certainly wearing a tie (irrespective of gender). Systems types who have a Unix background tend not to be described as crayons.

crayon

(2)
A computron that participates only in number crunching.

crayon

(3)
A unit of computational power equal to that of a single Cray-1. There is a standard joke about this usage that derives from an old Crayola crayon promotional gimmick: When you buy 64 crayons you get a free sharpener.
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They were languishing in his files until about six months ago when a friend of Lane's called to tell him there were people interested in starting a Web site of Lane's famous grease pencil drawings.
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Geological Survey topographic map you're using, with those tired, smudgy acetate overlays showing, for example, your latest timber cut, on which you've been drawing with a grease pencil.
Yet in their transition from grease pencil to computer mouse, layout managers not only are taking on more work, they are taking on tricker work.
On the inside, the compositions were traced onto the windows using a grease pencil.
All sheets of Bullseye glass are dated and their batch identified using a grease pencil.
Help: A reader writes about a Eugene no-frills grocery store, decades ago, where shoppers "took a grease pencil and marked the price on the can lids as they shopped.
Startlingly enough, imagery, sketchily rendered in grease pencil, appears: for example, the number 23; a clumsy cross; a horizontal stick figure; an awkward sketch of the Superman insignia; and a horizontal line situated on a vertical canvas, wryly suggesting a stonily neutral mouth lacking a face.
Step 2: Before removing non-PJS V-packs, use a black marker or grease pencil to label the filters L, C, and R (left center, and right).
The few that chose the china markers had a difficult job: to bevel the grease pencil on sandpaper and apply the values carefully, giving the appearance of a lithograph, with subtle values grabbing the paper's texture.
When he had determined the null -- usually less than a five-degree spread -- he called, "Mark," and the copilot then marked the exact position of the aircraft on an acetate-covered map with a grease pencil.