, a device used in connection with a calico printing machine for stretching the fabric breadthwise so that it may be smooth for printing. Knight.

(Scrimp"ing*ly), adv. In a scrimping manner.

(Scrimp"ness), n. The state of being scrimp.

(Scrimp"tion) n. A small portion; a pittance; a little bit. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Scrim"shaw`) v. t. To ornament, as shells, ivory, etc., by engraving, and (usually) rubbing pigments into the incised lines. [Sailor's cant. U.S.]

(Scrim"shaw`), n. A shell, a whale's tooth, or the like, that is scrimshawed. [Sailor's cant, U.S.]

(Scrine) n. [L. scrinium a case for books, letters, etc.: cf. OF. escrin, F. écrin. See Shrine.] A chest, bookcase, or other place, where writings or curiosities are deposited; a shrine. [Obs.]

But laid them up in immortal scrine.

(Scringe) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scringed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scringing ] [Cf. Cringe.] To cringe. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]

(Scrip) n. [OE. scrippe, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. & OSw. skreppa, and also LL. scrippum, OF. esquerpe, escrepe, F. écharpe scarf. Cf. Scrap, Scarf a piece of dress.] A small bag; a wallet; a satchel. [Archaic] Chaucer.

And in requital ope his leathern scrip.

(Scrip), n. [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.

Bills of exchange can not pay our debts abroad, till scrips of paper can be made current coin.

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. [Colloq.U.S.]

(Scrip"page) n. The contents of a scrip, or wallet. [Obs.] Shak.

(Script) n. [OE. scrit, L. scriptum something written, fr. scribere, scriptum to write: cf. OF. escript, escrit, F. écrit. See Scribe, and cf. Scrip a writing.]

1. A writing; a written document. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. (Print.) Type made in imitation of handwriting.

3. (Law) An original instrument or document.

4. Written characters; style of writing.

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