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Graphite is used for the manufacture of pencils, dry lubricants, grate polish, paints, crucibles and for foundry facings.
Huge surfaces were decorated with facings of carved arabesques and glazed tile work.
Rather than the usual cladding of beige tiles, Leicester Square has impressive black granite facings.
As the regiment wore green facings to its uniform, it was natural to be known as " The Green Howards " .
The old distinction of velvet facings for regiments of Horse was allowed to continue, with the Bays retaining their buff facings.