A marking device in stick form composed of one material or various materials, such as soapstone, wax, graphite, clay and binder. it may contain pigments for color. it may have a paper sleeve. it is never encased in wood or other rigid inclosure. for similar items encased in wood or other rigid inclosure see pencil (as modified). it is designed for use on such materials as paper, hot or cold metals, ice, skin, ceramics, lumber, etc. excludes chalk, marking. see also crayon assortment, marking, colored and paint stick, marking.