Scribbling
Scribbling Scrib"bling, a. Writing hastily or poorly. [1913 Webster]

Ye newspaper witlings! ye pert scribbling folks! --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scribbling — Scrib bling, n. [See 1st {Scribble}.] The act or process of carding coarsely. [1913 Webster] {Scribbling machine}, the machine used for the first carding of wool or other fiber; called also {scribbler}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scribbling — Scrib bling, n. The act of writing hastily or idly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scribbling — Scribble Scrib ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scribbled} ( b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scribbling} ( bl[i^]ng).] [From {Scribe}.] 1. To write hastily or carelessly, without regard to correctness or elegance; as, to scribble a letter. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scribbling — noun That which has been scribbled, written in a scrawled or careless hand …   Wiktionary

  • scribbling — scrib·ble || skrɪbl n. scrawl, illegible handwriting; doodle, meaningless writing v. write quickly and sloppily, scrawl; doodle, create meaningless pictures or scrawl …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scribbling — noun card (wool, cotton, etc.) coarsely. → scribble …   English new terms dictionary

  • SCRIBBLING — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scribbling machine — Scribbling Scrib bling, n. [See 1st {Scribble}.] The act or process of carding coarsely. [1913 Webster] {Scribbling machine}, the machine used for the first carding of wool or other fiber; called also {scribbler}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scribbling lark — Yellowhammer Yel low*ham mer, n. [For yellow ammer, where ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a yellow hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella}). The color of the male is bright yellow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scribbling block — noun pad for preliminary or hasty writing or notes or sketches etc scribbling block is a British term • Syn: ↑scratch pad, ↑scratch paper • Hypernyms: ↑notepad * * * Brit. See scratch pad. [1905 10] …   Useful english dictionary

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