scribbling


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scrib·ble

 (skrĭb′əl)
v. scrib·bled, scrib·bling, scrib·bles
v.tr.
1. To write (a note, for example) hurriedly without heed to legibility or style.
2. To draw (a picture) hurriedly or carelessly.
v.intr.
1. To write in a hurried careless way.
2. To make meaningless marks, as with a pen or pencil.
n.
1. Careless hurried writing.
2. Meaningless marks and lines.

[Middle English scriblen, probably from scriben, to write, from Latin scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

scrib′bly adj.

scribbling

(ˈskrɪblɪŋ)
n
1. a piece of writing or a drawing done in a hasty or illegible manner
2. censorious jocular a piece of creative writing
Translations

scribbling

[ˈskrɪblɪŋ]
A. Ngarabato m
B. CPD scribbling pad Nbloc m (para apuntes o para borrador)

scribbling

[ˈskrɪblɪŋ] nscarabocchi mpl
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And holding my nose, I went morosely through all yesterdays and to-days: verily, badly smell all yesterdays and to-days of the scribbling rabble!
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Letellier cast his eyes around him, and seeing the black and meager clerk with the scowling brow, scribbling away in his office, he preferred him to the best gendarme for the execution of this design.
The first pupil whom the Abbé de Saint Pierre de Val, at the moment of beginning his reading on canon law, always perceived, glued to a pillar of the school Saint-Vendregesile, opposite his rostrum, was Claude Frollo, armed with his horn ink-bottle, biting his pen, scribbling on his threadbare knee, and, in winter, blowing on his fingers.
The Duchess sat at her writing-table, scribbling a note.
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