One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A very thin moustache.
- ‘The other man was of stocky build, about 5ft 9ins tall and had a pencil moustache.’
- ‘The picture was reinforced by the war films his schoolteacher mother took him to, featuring intrepid British servicemen with their pencil moustaches and stiff upper lips and irredeemably evil, two-dimensional Nazis.’
- ‘Light shafted through holes in the ceiling, pigeons flapped in the rafters, the walls were stacked with enormous canvases and an old man with a pencil moustache came out and shook my hand.’
- ‘Fascism in the year 2002 does not come in a black shirt with a pencil moustache - it comes in a designer suit.’
- ‘He has short Afro-style hair and a small pencil moustache with a gap under the nose.’
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