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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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And most people know if they are filling out handwritten letters to an employer not to use a wax crayon.
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AI would replace the vinyl but a cheaper way round it is to get a wax crayon, melt it using a lighter and drop the wax into the hold.
This fills the space above, like a child's wax crayon drawing.
It's a bit like when you were a child and coloured in a rainbow with wax crayons, coloured it over with a black wax crayon, then scratched the surface to see the colours beneath.
Once they realize they must press very hard on the crayon, the result is a rich layer of wax crayon over the entire surface.
Dave Grimshaw, by email AI'd use a child's wax crayon.
If you have a hole in linoleum and want to repair it for next to nothing get your hands on a kid's wax crayon the same colour as the lino and melt it in the microwave.
HILDREN are priceless, ask any doting mum or dad - even when they've been screaming since 3 am and rubbed wax crayon into your new sofa.
He used oil, acrylic, ink and wax crayon mixed with egg yolk and vinegar to produce a strange, leathery surface.
Many chose to draw with oil pastels, while others used markers of a form of wax crayon.
There was also soap to be used as a wax crayon before taking a dip and chalk balls which you can roll as well as use to mark out a Hopscotch pitch.