The top drawer contained the usual assortment of pens, pencils and paperclips.
Virginiana, of North America is employed instead for pencils and cigar-boxes.
If immortals are pens, and normal humans are number two pencils, then she's a mechanical pencil.
There are large slaughtering establishments, and factories for the refining of sugar and for the manufacture of tobacco goods, soap and perfumery, lead pencils, iron and steel, railway cars, chemicals, rubber goods, silk goods, dressed lumber, and malt liquors.
Graphite is used for the manufacture of pencils, dry lubricants, grate polish, paints, crucibles and for foundry facings.