Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Screw-driver noun A tool for turning screws so as to drive them into their place. It has a thin end which enters the nick in the head of the screw.
Screwer noun One who, or that which, screws.
Screwing adjective & noun from Screw , transitive verb Screwing machine
. See Screw machine , under Screw .
[ See Scribe
.] Capable of being written, or of being written upon.
[ See Scribe
.] Skillful in, or fond of, writing.
[ Obsolete] Barrow.
Scribbet noun A painter's pencil.
Scribble transitive verb
[ Confer Scrabble
.] (Woolen Manuf.) To card coarsely; to run through the scribbling machine.
Scribble transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Scribbled
(-b'ld); present participle & verbal noun Scribbling
(-blĭng).] [ From Scribe
.] 1. To write hastily or carelessly, without regard to correctness or elegance; as, to scribble a letter. 2. To fill or cover with careless or worthless writing.
Scribble intransitive verb To write without care, elegance, or value; to scrawl.
If Mævius scribble in Apollo's spite. Pope.
Scribble noun Hasty or careless writing; a writing of little value; a scrawl; as, a hasty scribble . Boyle.
Neither did I but vacant seasons spend Bunyan.
In this my scribble .
Scribblement noun A scribble. [ R.] Foster.
Scribbler noun One who scribbles; a petty author; a writer of no reputation; a literary hack.
The scribbler , pinched with hunger, writes to dine. Granville.
Scribbler noun A scribbling machine.
[ See 1st Scribble
.] The act or process of carding coarsely. Scribbling machine
, the machine used for the first carding of wool or other fiber; -- called also scribbler .
Scribbling adjective Writing hastily or poorly.
Ye newspaper witlings! ye pert scribbling folks! Goldsmith.
Scribbling noun The act of writing hastily or idly.
Scribblingly adverb In a scribbling manner.
[ Latin scriba
, from scribere
to write; confer Greek ska`rifos
a splinter, pencil, style (for writing), English scarify
. Confer Ascribe
.] 1. One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist. 2. (Jewish Hist.) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
(skrīb) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Scribed
(skrībd); present participle & verbal noun Scribing
.] 1. To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe. Spenser. 2. (Carp.) To cut (anything) in such a way as to fit closely to a somewhat irregular surface, as a baseboard to a floor which is out of level, a board to the curves of a molding, or the like; -- so called because the workman marks, or scribes , with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts. 3. To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron. Scribing iron
, an iron-pointed instrument for scribing, or marking, casks and logs.
Scribe intransitive verb To make a mark.
With the separated points of a pair of spring dividers scribe around the edge of the templet. A. M. Mayer.
Scriber noun A sharp-pointed tool, used by joiners for drawing lines on stuff; a marking awl.
Scribism noun The character and opinions of a Jewish scribe in the time of Christ. F. W. Robertson.
Scrid noun A screed; a shred; a fragment. [ R.]
Scriggle intransitive verb To wriggle. [ Prov. Eng.]
1. A kind of light cotton or linen fabric, often woven in openwork patterns, -- used for curtains, etc,; -- called also India scrim . 2. plural Thin canvas glued on the inside of panels to prevent shrinking, checking, etc.
[ French escrimeur
. See Skirmish
.] A fencing master.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Scrimmage noun [ A corruption of skirmish . "Sore scrymmishe ." Ld. Berners. ] [ Written also scrummage .]
1. Formerly, a skirmish; now, a general row or confused fight or struggle. 2. (Football) The struggle in the rush lines after the ball is put in play.
Scrimp transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Scrimped
(?; 215); present participle & verbal noun Scrimping
.] [ Confer Danish skrumpe
, German schrumpfen
, Dutch krimpen
. Confer Shrimp
.] To make too small or short; to limit or straiten; to put on short allowance; to scant; to contract; to shorten; as, to scrimp the pattern of a coat.
Scrimp adjective Short; scanty; curtailed.
Scrimp noun A pinching miser; a niggard. [ U.S.]
Scrimping adjective & noun from Scrimp , transitive verb Scrimping bar
, a device used in connection with a calico printing machine for stretching the fabric breadthwise so that it may be smooth for printing. Knight.
Scrimpingly adverb In a scrimping manner.
Scrimpness noun The state of being scrimp.
Scrimption noun A small portion; a pittance; a little bit. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
Scrimshaw transitive verb To ornament, as shells, ivory, etc., by engraving, and (usually) rubbing pigments into the incised lines. [ Sailor's cant. U.S.]
Scrimshaw noun A shell, a whale's tooth, or the like, that is scrimshawed. [ Sailor's cant, U.S.]
[ Latin scrinium
a case for books, letters, etc.: confer Old French escrin
, French écrin
. See Shrine
.] A chest, bookcase, or other place, where writings or curiosities are deposited; a shrine.
But laid them up in immortal scrine . Spenser.
Scringe intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Scringed
; present participle & verbal noun Scringing
.] [ Confer Cringe
.] To cringe.
[ Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]
[ Middle English scrippe
, probably of Scand. origin; confer Icelandic & OSw. skreppa
, and also Late Latin scrippum
, Old French esquerpe
, French écharpe
scarf. Confer Scrap
a piece of dress.] A small bag; a wallet; a satchel.
[ Archaic] Chaucer.
And in requital ope his leathern scrip . Milton.
[ From script
.] 1. A small writing, certificate, or schedule; a piece of paper containing a writing.
Call them generally, man by man, according to the scrip . Shak.
Bills of exchange can not pay our debts abroad, till scrips of paper can be made current coin. Locke. 2. A preliminary certificate of a subscription to the capital of a bank, railroad, or other company, or for a share of other joint property, or a loan, stating the amount of the subscription and the date of the payment of the installments; as, insurance scrip , consol scrip , etc. When all the installments are paid, the scrip is exchanged for a bond share certificate. 3. Paper fractional currency.
Scrippage noun The contents of a scrip, or wallet. [ Obsolete] Shak.
[ Middle English scrit
, Latin scriptum
something written, from scribere
to write: confer Old French escript
, French écrit
. See Scribe
, and confer Scrip
a writing.] 1. A writing; a written document.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. (Print.) Type made in imitation of handwriting. 3. (Law) An original instrument or document. 4. Written characters; style of writing.
; plural Scriptoria
. [ Late Latin See Scriptory
.] In an abbey or monastery, the room set apart for writing or copying manuscripts; in general, a room devoted to writing.
Writing rooms, or scriptoria , where the chief works of Latin literature . . . were copied and illuminated. J. R. Green.
Scriptory adjective [ Latin scriptorius , from scribere , scriptum to write.] Of or pertaining to writing; expressed in writing; used in writing; as, scriptory wills; a scriptory reed. [ R.] Swift.
Scriptural adjective Contained in the Scriptures; according to the Scriptures, or sacred oracles; biblical; as, a scriptural doctrine.
Scripturalism noun The quality or state of being scriptural; literal adherence to the Scriptures.
Scripturalist noun One who adheres literally to the Scriptures.
Scripturally adverb In a scriptural manner.
Scripturalness noun Quality of being scriptural.
[ Latin scriptura
, from scribere
, to write: confer Old French escripture
, French écriture
. See Scribe
.] 1. Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription.
I have put it in scripture and in remembrance. Chaucer.
Then the Lord of Manny read the scripture on the tomb, the which was in Latin. Ld. Berners. 2. The books of the Old and the New Testament, or of either of them; the Bible; -- used by way of eminence or distinction, and chiefly in the plural.
There is not any action a man ought to do, or to forbear, but the Scripture will give him a clear precept or prohibition for it. South.
Compared with the knowledge which the Scriptures contain, every other subject of human inquiry is vanity. Buckminster. 3. A passage from the Bible; a text.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. Shak.
Hanging by the twined thread of one doubtful Scripture . Milton.