Entry from British & World English dictionary
A pencil made of soft slate used for writing on slate.
- The manufacture of slate pencils from soapstone is an industry as old as the manufacture of slates.
- It might be interesting if you do a bit of extra research to find out exactly what a slate pencil was.
- Vintage slate pencils become increasingly more difficult to find, so many become broken over the years.
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