keelyvine pen


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Compare Scottish Gaelic cìl (ruddle). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)


keelyvine pen (plural keelyvine pens)

  1. (Scotland, dialect) A pencil of black lead.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for keelyvine pen in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)