1. An implement for drawing, made of clay and plumbago, or of some preparation of chalk, usually sold
in small prisms or cylinders.
Let no day pass over you . . . without giving some strokes of the pencil or the crayon.
The black crayon gives a deeper black than the lead pencil. This and the colored crayons are often
called chalks. The red crayon is also called sanguine. See Chalk, and Sanguine.
2. A crayon drawing.
3. (Electricity) A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light.
Crayon board, cardboard with a surface prepared for crayon drawing. Crayon drawing, the act or
art of drawing with crayons; a drawing made with crayons.
(Cray"on), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crayoned (-?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Crayoning.] [Cf. F. crayonner.]
To sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan.
He soon afterwards composed that discourse, conformably to the plan which he had crayoned out.
(Craze) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crazed (krazd); p. pr. & vb. n. Crazing.] [OE. crasen to break, fr.
Scand., perh. through OF.; cf. Sw. krasa to crackle, slå i kras, to break to pieces, F. écraser to crush, fr.
the Scand. Cf. Crash.]
1. To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See Crase.
God, looking forth, will trouble all his host, And craze their chariot wheels.
2. To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit. [Obs.]
Till length of years,
And sedentary numbness, craze my limbs.
3. To derange the intellect of; to render insane.
Any man . . . that is crazed and out of his wits.
Grief hath crazed my wits.
(Craze), v. i.
1. To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane.
She would weep and he would craze.
2. To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.
1. Craziness; insanity.
2. A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
It was quite a craze with him [Burns] to have his Jean dressed genteelly.
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