Pencil Pointing

A popular term referring to the sharply tapered erosion of distal clavicle typically seen with rheumatoid arthritis
Note: This is one of several names—e.g., licked candy stick, pencil in cup, etc.—for this phenomenon.
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The architect of this wonderful new building had said it was to be like a pencil pointing to the sky.