from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sharply pointed tool used for marking lines, as on wood, metal, or ceramic. Also called scribe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sharp-pointed tool, used by joiners for drawing lines; a marking awl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sharp-pointed tool, used by joiners for drawing lines on stuff; a marking awl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as scribe, 4.
  • n. Same as scribing-tool, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut


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  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Is John Hood a Robot?

  • Attention - the scriber is a sharp tool and careless handling can lead to injuries!

    2. Tools for Measuring and Scribing

  • 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.

    Nancy Snow: Helen of Truth

  • 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.

    The Day A Bomber Hit The Empire State Building

  • Baris produced a tiny pocket scriber and wrote swiftly.

    Beast Master's Circus

  • 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.

    The Romulan Way


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