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penciled

Descriptive of a mortar joint in a brick wall used in the early 19th century when extremely thin mortar joints were fashionable. They were prepared as follows: First, the wall, with mortar joints flush with the brick surface, was painted the color of the brick; then a narrow white line painted along the center of the mortar joints.
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Lady Janet read the penciled lines, as she had read the printed sentences, aloud.
Such a book being there was wonderful enough; but still more astounding were the notes penciled in the margin, and plainly referring to the text.
Slenderly penciled, a little darker than her light brown hair, they just fitted her irregular nose that was feminine but not weak, that if anything was piquant and that picturesquely might be declared impudent.