Scribing iron, an iron-pointed instrument for scribing, or marking, casks and logs.

(Scribe), v. i. To make a mark.

With the separated points of a pair of spring dividers scribe around the edge of the templet.
A. M. Mayer.

(Scrib"er) n. A sharp-pointed tool, used by joiners for drawing lines on stuff; a marking awl.

(Scrib"ism) n. The character and opinions of a Jewish scribe in the time of Christ. F. W. Robertson.

(Scrid) n. A screed; a shred; a fragment. [R.]

(Scrig"gle) v. i. To wriggle. [Prov. Eng.]

(Scrim) n.

1. A kind of light cotton or linen fabric, often woven in openwork patterns, — used for curtains, etc,; — called also India scrim.

2. pl. Thin canvas glued on the inside of panels to prevent shrinking, checking, etc.

(Scri"mer) n. [F. escrimeur. See Skirmish.] A fencing master. [Obs.] Shak.

(Scrim"mage) n. [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) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrimped (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Scrimping.] [Cf. Dan. skrumpe, G. schrumpfen, D. krimpen. Cf. Shrimp, Shrink.] 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), a. Short; scanty; curtailed.

(Scrimp), n. A pinching miser; a niggard. [U.S.]

(Scrimp"ing), a. & n. from Scrimp, v. t.

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.

(Scribe) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scribed (skribd); p. pr. & vb. n. 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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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