\pˈɒnsə͡l], \pˈɒnsəl], \p_ˈɒ_n_s_əl]\
Definitions of PONCIL
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(Archaic) artist\'s paintbrush; (fig.) painter\'s art or style; instrument for drawing or writing, esp. of black lead enclosed in cylinder of wood or in metal case with tapering end; (Opties) set of rays meeting at a point; (Geom.) figure-formed by set of straight lines meeting at a point; p. -shaped object; p.-case, holder, usu. of metal, for p. or p.-lead. [old French]
By Sir Augustus Henry
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