1. The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowing; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent
in the countenance; an angry frown.
With solemn phiz, and critic scowl.Lloyd.
2. Hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect. Burns.
A ruddy storm, whose scowlCrashaw.
Made heaven's radiant face look foul.
(Scowl"ing*ly), adv. In a scowling manner.
(Scrab"bed eggs`) [CF. Scramble.] A Lenten dish, composed of eggs boiled hard, chopped,
and seasoned with butter, salt, and pepper. Halliwell.
(Scrab"ble) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scrabbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scrabbling ] [Freq. of scrape.
Cf. Scramble, Scrawl, v. t.]
1. To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; as,
to scrabble up a cliff or a tree.
Now after a while Little-faith came to himself, and getting up made shift to scrabble on his way.Bunyan.
2. To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.
David . . . scrabbled on the doors of the gate.1. Sam. xxi. 13.
(Scrab"ble), v. t. To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble; as, to scrabble paper.
(Scrab"ble), n. The act of scrabbling; a moving upon the hands and knees; a scramble; also, a
(Scra"ber) n. [Cf. Scrabble.] (Zoöl.) (a) The Manx shearwater. (b) The black guillemot.
(Scraf"fle) v. i. [See Scramble: cf. OD. schraeffelen to scrape.] To scramble or struggle; to
wrangle; also, to be industrious. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Scrag) n. [Cf. dial. Sw. skraka a great dry tree, a long, lean man, Gael. sgreagach dry, shriveled,
rocky. See Shrink, and cf. Scrog, Shrag, n.]
1. Something thin, lean, or rough; a bony piece; especially, a bony neckpiece of meat; hence, humorously
or in contempt, the neck.
Lady MacScrew, who . . . serves up a scrag of mutton on silver.Thackeray.
2. A rawboned person. [Low] Halliwell.
3. A ragged, stunted tree or branch.
Scrag whale (Zoöl.), a North Atlantic whalebone whale By some it is considered the young of the right
1. Rough with irregular points, or a broken surface; scraggy; as, a scragged backbone.