(Scrib"a*ble) a. [See Scribe.] Capable of being written, or of being written upon. [R.]
(Scri*ba"tious) a. [See Scribe.] Skillful in, or fond of, writing. [Obs.] Barrow.
(Scrib"bet) n. A painter's pencil.
(Scrib"ble) v. t. [Cf. Scrabble.] (Woolen Manuf.) To card coarsely; to run through the scribbling
(Scrib"ble), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scribbled (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Scribbling ] [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.
(Scrib"ble), v. i. To write without care, elegance, or value; to scrawl.
If Mævius scribble in Apollo's spite.Pope.
(Scrib"ble), n. Hasty or careless writing; a writing of little value; a scrawl; as, a hasty scribble.
Neither did I but vacant seasons spendBunyan.
In this my scribble.
(Scrib"ble*ment) n. A scribble. [R.] Foster.
(Scrib"bler) n. One who scribbles; a petty author; a writer of no reputation; a literary hack.
The scribbler, pinched with hunger, writes to dine.Granville.
(Scrib"bler), n. A scribbling machine.
Scribbling machine, the machine used for the first carding of wool or other fiber; called also scribbler.
(Scrib"bling) n. [See 1st Scribble.] The act or process of carding coarsely.
(Scrib"bling), a. Writing hastily or poorly.
Ye newspaper witlings! ye pert scribbling folks!Goldsmith.
(Scrib"bling), n. The act of writing hastily or idly.
(Scrib"bling*ly), adv. In a scribbling manner.
(Scribe) n. [L. scriba, fr. scribere to write; cf. Gr. ska`rifos a splinter, pencil, style E. scarify.
Cf. Ascribe, Describe, Script, Scrivener, Scrutoire.]