In 1958, an American economist named Leonard Read wrote an essay called "I, Pencil," written from the pencil's point of view, about how no one on the planet knows how to make a pencil.
After she handed the stub-pencil map back to him, she repeated her question.
Dean took a pencil and paper from the night stand and handed it to her.
Fred left the room and returned with a pencil and pad.
I got my pencil ready.
She tucked the pencil in the spiral part of her tablet.
She began counting and then reached over to the end table for a pencil and paper.
He withdrew a note pad, licked his pencil, and scrunched up his eyes in deep concentration.
If the image does not lie in the plane of the paper, it is impossible to see it and the pencil-point clearly at the same time.
"I was hoping we'd get that caper soon as I read it in the paper," Fred said as he reached for a pad and pencil to take notes.
The motion communicated to rollers by the pencil serves to cut resistance in or out of the two line circuits which are connected to the rollers, and thus two independent variable line currents are obtained.
Or, instead of looking upon a linear substitution as replacing a pencil of lines by a projectively corresponding pencil retaining the same axes of co-ordinates, we may look upon the substitution as changing the axes of co-ordinates retaining the same pencil.
In general any pencil of lines, connected with the line a x by descriptive or metrical properties, has for its equation a rational integral function of the four forms equated to zero.
A third pencil traces an observation line in which a kick can be made at will by pressing any one of the electrical pushes placed about the car, and a fourth draws a datum line.
It was obvious he was composing; staff paper littered the piano, and he held a pencil between his teeth.
There were easels, palettes, canvasses of every size, oils, water colors, sketch pads, pencil sets, brushes, virtually anything an artist would need.
Macleay indeed never pretended to a high position in this branch of science, his tastes lying in the direction of Entomology; but few of their countrymen knew more of birds than did Swainson and Vigors; and, while the latter, as editor for many years of the Zoological Journal, and the first secretary of the Zoological Society, has especial claims to the regard of all zoologists, so the former's indefatigable pursuit of Natural History, and conscientious labour in its behalf-among other ways by means of his graceful pencil-deserve to be remembered as a set-off against the injury he unwittingly caused.
If now the nti c denote a given pencil of lines, an invariant is the criterion of the pencil possessing some particular property which is independent alike of the axes and of the multiples, and a covariant expresses that the pencil of lines which it denotes is a fixed pencil whatever be the axes or the multiples.
A horizontal pencil of sunlight was admitted by a vertical slit, and then allowed to fall on a column of water supplied by a jet of about th of an inch in diameter.
Virginiana) are both much used in joinery and in the manufacture of pencils; though other woods are now superseding them for pencil-making.
On the summit of this pencil of rock there are five or six acres of ground; and on them, in A.D.
"No," she replied, "pencil is very weak."
Fred wet his pencil and frowned like a college professor.
She wore a silk blouse, Jimmy Choo's and a pencil skirt with a slit up the side, which gave just a glimpse of leg that went on forever.
Dean had used a less intrusive pad and pencil with Cynthia Byrne.
Taking a small tablet and a pencil from her purse, she put them in front of him.
The shafts are turned by the pull of the magnet upon the coils, and the motions of the transmitting pencil are thus reproduced.
At the receiving station a cylinder - which revolves synchronously with the transmitting cylinder - is covered with a photographic film or paper, upon a point of which a pencil of light from a Nernst lamp is concentrated.
For this purpose a bone knitting-needle answers well for the coarse species, and a camel's-hair pencil for the more delicate ones.
It may be readily deduced that the directions of minimum deviation for a pencil of parallel rays lie on the surface of cones, the semi-vertical angles of which are equal to the values given in the above table.
When they come to use the pencil in drawing, they already possess accuracy of eye and free command of the brush.
In the future, we'll not only know if that is so, but why: Perhaps mental agility is a result of their extensive exposure to a chemical in pencil lead and newsprint that they got by doing all those puzzles.
We guide the pencil with the right hand, and feel carefully with the forefinger of the left hand to see that we shape and space the letters correctly.
Finally I persuaded her to write a few lines; but she broke her pencil six times before she finished it.
I pulled out a pad and pencil, for affect.
Fred O'Connor was nearest and talked in subdued and nervous conversation, reaching for a paper and pencil to take down a number.
He considered the information a moment and then took a pad and pencil from the counter.
Each coil is attached to a shaft by a bell crank arrangement, and to these shafts there is secured a system of levers similar to that at the transmitter carrying the receiving pencil at the junction.
Thus, in the Crossley transmitter four hard carbon pencils were arranged in a lozenge-shaped figure, the ends of each pencil resting loosely in a small carbon block.
The linear transformation replaces points on lines through the origin by corresponding points on projectively corresponding lines through the origin; it therefore replaces a pencil of lines by another pencil, which corresponds projectively, and harmonic and other properties of pencils which are unaltered by linear transformation we may expect to find indicated in the invariant system.
A thin carbon pencil, forming a bridge between two stout carbon rods, is set in the midst of the mixture to be heated.
This chisel is passed into an iron pencil having at the end guards, between which the point of the chisel projects, so that it is impossible for the user to cut beyond a certain depth.
Immediately afterwards, hearing that Ney had 20,000 men in front of him, he sent the "pencil-note" by General La Bedoyere which directed Ney to detach D'Erlon's corps to Ligny.
"Browns" is a lapse of the pencil for "brown eyes."
Day after day she moved her pencil in the same tracks along the grooved paper, never for a moment expressing the least impatience or sense of fatigue.
Mr. Balcom, a promising young architect, designs it on the back of his Vitruvius, with hard pencil and ruler, and the job is let out to Dobson & Sons, stonecutters.
His attention returning to the lap desk, he picked up the pencil as if ready to write something - and then put it down.
The driver, tall, dark-haired and unshaven with a pencil-thin mustache, set down his hamburger.
He had never in his life seen a horizon so cleanly defined, a pencil line drawn without a breath of haze.
In 1847 Thoreau left Walden Lake abruptly, and for a time occupied himself with lead-pencil making, the parental trade.
She said: Pencil is very tired in head.
He took out a notebook, hurriedly scribbled something in pencil, tore out the leaf, gave it to Kozlovski, stepped quickly to the window, and threw himself into a chair, gazing at those in the room as if asking, "Why do they look at me?"
She tapped her pencil against the paper, frowning at the scrawled handwriting.
Fred had his pencil and pad at the ready.
The image formed on the paper may be traced out by a pencil, and it will be noticed that in this case the image is real - not virtual as in the case of the camera lucida.
Around them, and one of the later scions of the school, named Iwasa Matahei, had even made a speciality of this class of motive; but so little is known of Matahei and his work that even his period is a matter of dispute, and the few pictures attributed to his pencil are open to question on grounds of authenticity.
9) the pencil of light is transmitted to the eyes by means of two pairs of parallel mirrors.
It had already reached the edge of the Ligny battlefield when the counter-order arrived, and conceiving that he was still under Marshal Ney (for the officer who bore the pencil-note directing Ney to detach Quatre Bras.
He had no pencil, but there was a piece of black charcoal on the hearth.
From mining the clay to make the lead, to the lacquer applied to the pencil, to the rubber eraser, to the metal band holding the eraser to the yellow paint, no one person knows how to make a complete pencil.
It requires the labor of thousands to make a pencil, and yet they are so inexpensive as to be almost free.
It doesn't matter that the person selling pencils doesn't know how the pencil is made; he only needs to know how to sell them.
Helen's pencil-writing is excellent, as you will see from the enclosed letter, which she wrote for her own amusement.
Prince Andrew without replying took out a notebook and raising his knee began writing in pencil on a page he tore out.
Lisa dropped her pad and pencil on the couch and crossed the room, wondering who might be calling her on his telephone and why Yancey was screening her calls.
He filled one pad and then another as they brought him up to speed, while Mrs. Lincoln nudged his pencil for attention.
Fred reached for an ever-ready pad and pencil and began making a list.
The ever-present list and pencil were poised on the kitchen counter, as if ready for action.
A second pencil electrically connected to a clock traces a time line on the diagram with a kick at every thirty seconds.
The Santa Maria mines of Sonora, Mexico, probably the richest deposits in the world, supply the American lead pencil manufacturers.
Three months and a half after the first word was spelled into her hand, she wrote in pencil this letter
Cynthia took up a pencil and paper again and began listing the different letters but almost as soon as they'd begun, they were interrupted by a soft knock on the door.
Fred licked the end of his pencil and began making notes.
Mary looked around and saw Samuel Miller asking his neighbor for a pencil, and Samuel was called.
Webb to measure the tractive resistance of trains on the London & North-Western railway, a tractive pull or push compresses two spiral springs by a definite amount, which is recorded to scale by a pencil on a sheet of paper, drawn continuously from a storage drum at the rate of 3 in.