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Meaning of blue-pencil

blue-pen•cil

Pronunciation: (bl'pen'sul), [key]
— -ciled, -cil•ing -cilled, -cil•ling.
  1. to alter, abridge, or cancel with or as with a pencil that has blue lead, as in editing a manuscript.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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