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screed

 (skrēd)
n.
1. A long monotonous speech or piece of writing.
2.
a. A strip of wood, plaster, or metal placed on a wall or pavement as a guide for the even application of plaster or concrete.
b. A layer or strip of material used to level off a horizontal surface such as a floor.
c. A smooth final surface of a substance, such as concrete, applied to a floor.

[Middle English screde, fragment, strip of cloth, from Old English scrēade, shred.]

screed

(skriːd)
n
1. a long or prolonged speech or piece of writing
2. (Building) a strip of wood, plaster, or metal placed on a surface to act as a guide to the thickness of the cement or plaster coat to be applied
3. (Building) a mixture of cement, sand, and water applied to a concrete slab, etc, to give a smooth surface finish
4. Scot a rent or tear or the sound produced by this
[C14: probably variant of Old English scrēade shred]

screed

(skrid)

n.
1. a long discourse or essay, esp. a diatribe.
2. an informal letter, account, or other piece of writing.
3. a guide used in surfacing plasterwork or cement work.
[1275–1325; Middle English screde torn fragment, irreg. (with sc- for sh-) representing Old English scrēade shred]

Screed

 a lengthy piece of writing; a discourse or harangue.
Examples: screed of cribbing, 1884; of doctrine, 1816; of malevolence, 1902; of notes; of poetry, 1812.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screed - a long monotonous harangue
harangue, rant, ranting - a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
2.screed - a long piece of writing
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
3.screed - an accurately levelled strip of material placed on a wall or floor as guide for the even application of plaster or concrete
strip, slip - artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Translations
رِسالَه مُطَوَّلَه
litanie
tirade
langloka
ilgas laiškasilgas raštastraktatas
garš rakstspenterējums
litánie
uzun yazı

screed

[skriːd] NPLrollo m
to write screedsestar venga a escribir, escribir hojas y hojas

screed

nRoman m (inf); to write screeds (and screeds) (inf)ganze Romane schreiben (inf)

screed

(skriːd) noun
a long report, letter etc. He wrote screeds about the conference.
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equipment - Protecting and cleaning adjacent components - 280 m patented special plaster screed waxed and oiled in manual work and adapted to uneven ground conditions with height compensation
In the 1960s Moore experimented with polystyrene, which is much lighter and easier to move than plaster; he would--for instance, with very large sculptures--carve the basic form in this new material before adding a plaster screed or outer layer for surface finish.