Note that there's no lead in pencils.My father's bought me five pencil sharpeners/sharpeners, five lead pencils and five rubbers.
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- a pencil in which the writing material is a thin stick of a graphite compound
Yes, but you almost certainly don't need to mention 'lead'. Just 'pencil' is fine. And if it's a 'coloured pencil' we would call it a 'coloured pencil', or some might call it a crayon.Thanks, but it is still a lead pencil, isn't it?
I asked about whether a pencil is always a lead pencil because this thing is also called a "pencil" by some people in my country.I think there are pencil skirts, and pencil moustaches, and make up pencils (?), but for writing/drawing purposes, pencils are typically lead pencils.
You mean "lead" is just a name, not the material. The material is graphite.The word “lead” is the name for the writing part of a pencil, made of graphite
No, we don't call that a pencil. It's a pen, and looks like a gel pen to me.
All pencils have a "lead" in ordinary (British) English, whether they are graphite pencils, coloured pencils, pastel, charcoal, watercolour or any other type of pencil. "Lead" is also used for the part that writes in a mechanical or propelling pencil.You mean "lead" is just a name, not the material. The material is graphite.