Recent Examples on the WebHard-to-Pull Zippers When a zipper works, but requires a fair amount of strength to slide it up and down, try this: Take an ordinary lead pencil and rub its sharpened tip along the teeth on the zipper.
Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 22 Feb. 2020 The dazzling 2005 is in transition between primary and secondary, showing the scent of lead pencil, often noted as a signature aroma of the wines of Bordeaux’s Pauillac region.
Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, 13 Aug. 2018 Its quality was so superior that England became the leading pencil and graphite producer.
Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, 16 Aug. 2016
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