from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which has been scribbled, written in a scrawled or careless hand.
- v. Present participle of scribble.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Writing hastily or poorly.
- n. The act or process of carding coarsely.
- n. The act of writing hastily or idly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of writing hastily and carelessly.
- n. The first coarse teasing or carding which wool or cotton receives.
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January 28th, 2010 at 3: 55 pm belaccifer lacca says: jwest - some napkin scribbling says that your 500 new nuclear reactors will run about 7 billion each.
What I had seen in her notebook—slashes, dashes, and tiny loops all cramped together—looked like gibberish, but since she called her scribbling “medical theories,” I thought possibly she could be right: it could be a kind of formula.
Perhaps 90 percent of the scribbling is the work of "taggers," or kids who mark their initials as a form of youthful rebellion.
Sometimes she could be seen with a despairing expression scribbling rapidly in her lock-up dairy.
The director favoured unorthodox methods of working, such as scribbling new dialogue on scraps of paper and handing them to the actors just before a take.
Gavston or Gauston twice encised, but to this "scribbling" Mr Weston S. Walford, who has a note on this tomb in the fifteenth volume of the
As he wrote in after years: "I had acquired from early boyhood the idea that it was expected of me to become a pianist, and every moment spent in 'scribbling' seemed to be stolen from the more legitimate work of piano practice."
As he wrote in after years: “I had acquired from early boyhood the idea that it was expected of me to become a pianist, and every moment spent in 'scribbling' seemed to be stolen from the more legitimate work of piano practice.”
She could see no sense in taking the best hours of the day for "scribbling," and it was only in the later years when Father had a steady income from his writings that her point of view softened.
"It should also make ebooks more relevant for education by simplyfing functions such as scribbling marginalia."
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