pensill

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Noun[edit]

pensill (plural pensills)

  1. obsolete spelling of pencil
    • 1631, Luke Fox, Narratives of Voyages Towards the North-West[1], ISBN 1402195826, published 2001, instructions to Iohn Coatesworth, page 168:
      Fifthly, being thus on land with your compasse, set all lands or islands in sight, draw the form with your paper and pensill, and estimate their distance.
  2. obsolete spelling of pencel
    • 1483, Richard III, “Richard III. to Piers Courteis, Keeper of his Wardrobe”, in Letters of the Kings of England[2], published 1846, page 153:
      [] forty trumpet banners of sarsenet; seven hundred and forty pensills; three hundred and fifty pensills of tarter; four standards of sarsenet with boars; []

Adjective[edit]

pensill

  1. obsolete spelling of pensile
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus, Folio Society 2007, p. 165:
      However the account of the Pensill or hanging gardens of Babylon [...] is of no slender antiquity [...].

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Noun[edit]

pensill m

  1. brush, paintbrush

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