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pen Idioms & Phrases


ballpoint pen

  • noun a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper
    ballpoint; Biro; ballpen.
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Bow pen

  • . See Bow-pen.
Webster 1913

bow-pen

Bow"-pen` noun
Definitions
  1. Bow-compasses carrying a drawing pen. See Bow-compass.
Webster 1913

cattle pen

  • noun a pen for cattle
    corral; cattle pen.
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cow pen

  • noun a pen for cattle
    corral; cattle pen.
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Dotting pen

  • a pen for drawing dotted lines.
Webster 1913

Drawing, ∨ Ruling, pen

  • a pen for ruling lines having a pair of blades between which the ink is contained.
Webster 1913

Electric pen

  • a hand pen for making perforated stencils for multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the penhandle.
Webster 1913

felt-tip pen

  • noun a pen with a writing tip made of felt (trade name Magic Marker)
    felt tip; Magic Marker; felt-tip pen.
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felt-tipped pen

  • noun a pen with a writing tip made of felt (trade name Magic Marker)
    felt tip; Magic Marker; felt-tip pen.
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Fountain pen

  • noun a pen that is supplied with ink from a reservoir in its barrel
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  • a pen with a reservoir in the handle which furnishes a supply of ink.
Webster 1913

Fountain pen, Geometric pen

  • . See under Fountain, and Geometric.
Webster 1913

Geometric pen

  • an instrument for drawing geometric curves, in which the movements of a pen or pencil attached to a revolving arm of ajustable length may be indefinitely varied by changing the toothed wheels which give motion to the arm.
Webster 1913

holding pen

  • noun a pen where livestock is temporarily confined
    holding yard; holding paddock.
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light pen

  • noun (computer science) a pointer that when pointed at a computer display senses whether or not the spot is illuminated
    electronic stylus.
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Music pen

  • a pen for ruling at one time the five lines of the musical staff.
  • a pen having five points for drawing the five lines of the staff.
Webster 1913

Pen and ink, ∨ pen-and-ink

  • executed or done with a pen and ink; as, a pen and ink sketch.
Webster 1913

Pen feather

  • . A pin feather. Obs.
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Pen name

  • noun an author's pseudonym
    nom de plume.
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  • . See under Name.
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pen nib

  • noun the writing point of a pen
    nib.
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pen pal

  • noun a person you come to know by frequent friendly correspondence
    pen pal.
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pen up

  • verb confine in a fold, like sheep
    fold.
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pen-and-ink

  • noun a drawing executed with pen and ink
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pen-friend

  • noun a person you come to know by frequent friendly correspondence
    pen pal.
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pen-tail

  • noun brown tree shrew having a naked tail bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs on the distal third; of Malaysia
    pen-tail; pentail.
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pen-tailed tree shrew

  • noun brown tree shrew having a naked tail bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs on the distal third; of Malaysia
    pen-tail; pentail.
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pent-up

  • adjective satellite characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions
    repressed.
    • her severe upbringing had left her inhibited
    • a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease
    • their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions
    • repressed rage turned his face scarlet
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quill pen

  • noun pen made from a bird's feather
    quill.
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Sea pen

  • noun fleshy featherlike warm-water colonies
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  • (Zoöl.), a pennatula. Usually written sea-pen.
Webster 1913

sea-pen

Sea"-pen" noun
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A pennatula.
Webster 1913

sheep pen

  • noun a pen for sheep
    fold; sheepcote; sheepfold.
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Stylographic pen

  • a pen with a conical point like that of a style, combined with a reservoir for supplying it with ink.
Webster 1913

Text pen

  • a kind of metallic pen used in engrossing, or in writing text-hand.
Webster 1913

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