American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sharply pointed tool used for marking lines, as on wood, metal, or ceramic. Also called scribe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A sharp-pointed tool, used by joiners for drawing lines on stuff; a marking awl.
- n. a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
“May 22nd, 2007 at 11: 54 am on a smaller level, the inanity of referring to “the enemy” in iraq always catches my attention: it’s a signifier that the scriber is a total idiot.”
“Attention - the scriber is a sharp tool and careless handling can lead to injuries!”
“The fearless scriber Thomas understands more than most that it is the office of the presidency that is to be awed, not whoever the current occupant is.”
“Unidentified Man #4: On a foggy Saturday morning, five blocks north of the Empire State Building, James E. Ager (ph) was dictating into his sound-scriber machine a letter to Dean Crawford (ph) of the University of Michigan.”
“Baris produced a tiny pocket scriber and wrote swiftly.”
“She hoped the eccentricity would be enough to disguise the important thing about having this scriber with her: that she knew it was not bugged.”
“Very softly, in the dark, Arrhae reached out and pulled the scriber under the covers… then pulled the covers up over her head.”
“Arrhae moved gently about the suite, shutting off the lights, picking up the scriber absently and dropping it on the table near the couch.”
“The scriber was not out of her sight all during the bath, though Arrhae hoped that fact would pass unremarked by any watcher.”
“Another mark, different this time by the way the scriber moved.”
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Objects like needles and spines whose tips are drawn to a fine point.
Terms defined in the glossary of Clifford W. Ashley's "Yankee Whaler".
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