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crayon

a soft color-marking material used in identification especially in sheep.

crayon-marking
marking of ewes by rams wearing crayons on their chests and held there by a harness. By changing the color of the crayon it is possible to date the reproductive events of the flock. See also tupping crayon.
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A little watercolour box was quite easy to carry, but candle wax is really interesting and you can see he uses it to get a spurting effect for explosions, while the wax crayon gives vivid reds and yellows.
Yup, that hobby that your mum and dad always said was so much fun and meant you had to trail round dusty old churches for what felt like days with nothing but a wax crayon and a sheet of lining paper for excitement, is supposed to woo the kidz.
In the end, Francis was doing a passable impression of Herbert Lom as Inspector Dreyfuss in the Pink Panther films, scrawling 'Kill Brady' on the walls of his padded cell with a wax crayon between his teeth.
Mark all the joints with a wax crayon or a felt-tipped marker on masking tape to guide the reassembly.
Binion's paintings are archives of moments of contact and adhesion--records of the artist's regulated method of grinding Dixon wax crayon onto canvas or aluminum.
The easy way is to simply melt a wax crayon the same colour as the flooring into the scratch and, once set, slice the surface with a sharp Stanley knife blade and give it a buff.
to DONNY'S LITTLE HELPER Light scratches on furniture can be disguised with a wax crayon, or try rubbing with a Brazil nut.
The UK's last wax crayon manufacturer, based in Southampton, employs 20 people but has recently been under threat.
Over the years, the world of commercial crayons has expanded to include plastic crayons, glitter crayons, metallic crayons, fabric crayons, watercolor crayons the wax crayon with which we are all familiar.
Obscene pictures had also been drawn on the school walls in yellow wax crayon.
He used a wide range of media - oil, acrylic, ink, wax crayon, egg yolk and vinegar - to build up richly impasted surfaces of glowing golden light which call the work of the old masters, even Leonardo da Vinci, to mind.
Recurring themes--such as an interest in patterns or woven-together lines, or in the materiality of the specific substrate used and in the colors of tempera, wax crayon, oil paint, watercolors, and india ink, which attain a haptic quality due to their intensive handling--take part in an open, flexible system of formal and motif-based correspondences that cross-reference, complement, and comment on each other.