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pen,

pointed implement used in writing or drawing to apply inkink,
pigmented fluid used for writing and drawing, or a viscous compound used for printing, both of various colors but most frequently black. The oldest known variety, India ink or China ink, is still used in China and Japan for writing with small brushes instead of pens.
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 or a similar colored fluid to any surface, such as paper. Various kinds of pens have been used since ancient times. Reeds that were slit or frayed at the end were used in antiquity; similar pens, usually made of bamboo, are commonly employed in Asia today. In ancient Greece and Rome much writing was done by scratching the wax coating of a tablet with a stylus, or style—a pointed implement whose blunt end was used to make erasures by smoothing the wax. Quills were introduced early in the Middle Ages and continued to be the main writing device until the mid-19th cent. Plucked from live birds (usually geese), the quills were treated with heat and shaped with a penknife, and they required frequent sharpening. Although metal pens were known to the Romans, and a few had been made in Europe in the 18th cent., a cheap, efficient slip-in nib did not come into common use until Josiah Mason improved existing models and began large-scale production in 1828 at Birmingham, England. The fountain pen, which feeds ink to the pen point from a reservoir, was first successfully produced on a commercial scale in the 1880s. The ball-point pen, introduced c.1944, offered several advantages over the fountain pen. Tipped with a ball bearing that rolls a gelatinous instant-drying ink onto paper, the ball-point pen contains a longer-lasting supply of ink than the fountain pen and is less likely to leak. Although soft-tip pens had been used in ancient times (the Egyptians made soft-tip pens from rushes c.4000 B.C., and the Chinese later used hair-tip pens), it was not until the 1950s that felt-tip markers came into fairly common use in the United States. By the 1960s felt-tip markers had been largely replaced by fiber-tip markers. These are made of such materials as nylon and plastic, are available in a wide variety of colors, and are capable of marking any surface, including plastic and glass.

Pen

 

in graphic art. (1) An implement for drawing with ink or a similar fluid (for example, india ink). A pen is made of metal, feathers, or cane.

(2) The technique of drawing in pen. Such drawings consist of broken lines or hatches.

What does it mean when you dream about a pen?

A pen or a pencil can represent male sexuality; it can also represent communication or a desire to communicate. The symbol might also be referring to an idiom, such as “pen pusher,” “the pen is mightier than the sword,” or to “pencil someone in.”

pen

[pen]
(engineering)
A small place for confinement, storage, or protection.
A device for writing with ink.
(invertebrate zoology)
The inner horny, feather-shaped, chitnous shell of a squid. Also known as gladius.

pen

1. A synonym for room in a four-sided enclosure constructed of logs. Thus, a one-room log cabin is often called a single-pen cabin, and a dogtrot cabin (consisting of two single-room cabins) is often called a double-pen cabin.
2. An enclosure for animals; for example, a pigpen.

pen

1
the long horny internal shell of a squid

pen

2
a dock for servicing submarines, esp one having a bombproof roof

pen

3
a female swan

Pen

(dreams)
Having a pen or a pencil in your dream may be symbolic of your need to communicate with yourself or others. Our ability to communicate through written language is a vitally important and necessary part of life. When we take our pen and write a check to pay bills, it can still be considered a form of communication! Writing is a form of self-expression, providing us with a way to think and express our thoughts. Dreams with writing tools in them may be an encouragement for you to write and communicate. Whether you need to communicate with yourself or others, in private or professional life, is up to you to determine.
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It is still putting the final ink to its financing, but already the concrete pad for its holding pen has been poured and bulldozers are leveling the 5-acre site off Bearsden Road for construction of the processing plant and retail store.
The Confederate government had opened the new prison late in the war, as a temporary holding pen for newly captured Union troops until they could be exchanged.
His holding pen has been filled with bales of straw for him to make a den to sleep in.
The Star newspaper reported that Malaysian Human Rights Commission official Siva Subramaniam said a total of 56 foreigners were staying at a lounge area in the airport, with about 200 having been taken to a holding pen area near the international arrival hall.
There I, and the others with me on the bus, were taken off and steered like cattle into a holding pen.
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Reporters invited to observe the event were kept cooped up in a holding pen for much of the proceedings; they would have enjoyed more time with the current governor had they stayed home and watched Cinemax, which aired Schwarzenegger's terrorist-themed action flick ``Collateral Damage.
But we've found that the rate of infection among the pigs increases to nearly 40 percent once they've spent just a few hours in the holding pen," he says.