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  • It is strange to see with what greedinesse this ayrie Chameleon, being all lungs and winde, will swallow a receite of newes, as if it were physicall: yea, with what frontlesse insinuation he will scrue himselfe into the acquaintance of some knowing _Intelligencers_, who, trying the cask by his hollow sound, do familiarly gull him.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • The "great iron-scrue," as Bradford calls it in his original

    The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621 — Complete

  • In examining of all opinions, the Master and others affirmed they knew the ship to be strong and firm under water, and for the buckling bending or bowing of the main beam, there was a great iron scrue the passengers brought out of Holland which would raise the beam into its place.

    The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621 — Complete

  • Worcester, obtained Letters Patent for "an invencon to make certeyne guns or pistolls which in the tenth parte of one minute of an houre may, with a flaske contrived to that purpose, be re-charged the fourth part of one turne of the barrell which remaines still fixt, fastening it as forceably and effectually as a dozen thrids of any scrue, which in the ordinary and usual way require as many turnes."

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • And scrue thy lyre's grave chords, untill they crack.

    The Lucasta Poems

  • On February 18th, 1661, Edward, Marquis of Worcester, obtained Letters Patent for "an invencon to make certeyne guns or pistolls which in the tenth parte of one minute of an houre may, with a flaske contrived to that purpose, be re-charged the fourth part of one turne of the barrell which remaines still fixt, fastening it as forceably and effectually as a dozen thrids of any scrue, which in the ordinary and usual way require as many turnes."

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, March 1663/64

  • "iron jack-scrue," "staples and locks," etc., we know there must have been many other tools not mentioned by them, brought over with the settlers.

    The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621 — Complete

  • Morgan is described as "a litle man short and peremptory, who met with staidnes to coole his heat; and had the honor to carry backe this last answer -- for her ladyshipp could scrue them to noe more delayes, viz. --

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

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