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Crayon (French craie, chalk), a pencil made of fine pipeclay, and usually coloured artificially. White crayons, however, are made of chalk, black crayons sometimes of a black kind of chalk. Sometimes the term is applied to a drawing made with crayons. In lithography, the crayon used for drawing on lithographic stones consists of soap, wax, resins, lampblack, melted or burnt together.