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scrim·shaw

 (skrĭm′shô′)
n. pl. scrimshaw or scrim·shaws
1. The art of carving or incising intricate designs on the teeth, bones, or baleen of whales.
2. A decorative article made by this art.
v. scrim·shawed, scrim·shaw·ing, scrim·shaws
tr. & intr.v.
To decorate (whale ivory or whalebone) with intricate carvings or designs or make such designs.

[Probably from scrimshander.]

scrimshaw

(ˈskrɪmˌʃɔː)
n
1. (Crafts) the art of decorating or carving shells, ivory, etc, done by sailors as a leisure activity
2. (Crafts)
a. an article made in this manner
b. such articles collectively
vb
(Crafts) to produce scrimshaw (from)
[C19: origin uncertain, perhaps after a surname]

scrim•shaw

(ˈskrɪmˌʃɔ)

n.
1. a carved or engraved article, esp. of whale ivory or whalebone.
2. such articles or work collectively.
3. the art or technique of producing such work.
v.i.
4. to produce scrimshaw.
v.t.
5. to carve or engrave (whale ivory or whalebone) into scrimshaw.
[1860–65; of obscure orig.]

scrimshaw


Past participle: scrimshawed
Gerund: scrimshawing

Imperative
scrimshaw
scrimshaw
Present
I scrimshaw
you scrimshaw
he/she/it scrimshaws
we scrimshaw
you scrimshaw
they scrimshaw
Preterite
I scrimshawed
you scrimshawed
he/she/it scrimshawed
we scrimshawed
you scrimshawed
they scrimshawed
Present Continuous
I am scrimshawing
you are scrimshawing
he/she/it is scrimshawing
we are scrimshawing
you are scrimshawing
they are scrimshawing
Present Perfect
I have scrimshawed
you have scrimshawed
he/she/it has scrimshawed
we have scrimshawed
you have scrimshawed
they have scrimshawed
Past Continuous
I was scrimshawing
you were scrimshawing
he/she/it was scrimshawing
we were scrimshawing
you were scrimshawing
they were scrimshawing
Past Perfect
I had scrimshawed
you had scrimshawed
he/she/it had scrimshawed
we had scrimshawed
you had scrimshawed
they had scrimshawed
Future
I will scrimshaw
you will scrimshaw
he/she/it will scrimshaw
we will scrimshaw
you will scrimshaw
they will scrimshaw
Future Perfect
I will have scrimshawed
you will have scrimshawed
he/she/it will have scrimshawed
we will have scrimshawed
you will have scrimshawed
they will have scrimshawed
Future Continuous
I will be scrimshawing
you will be scrimshawing
he/she/it will be scrimshawing
we will be scrimshawing
you will be scrimshawing
they will be scrimshawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrimshawing
you have been scrimshawing
he/she/it has been scrimshawing
we have been scrimshawing
you have been scrimshawing
they have been scrimshawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrimshawing
you will have been scrimshawing
he/she/it will have been scrimshawing
we will have been scrimshawing
you will have been scrimshawing
they will have been scrimshawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrimshawing
you had been scrimshawing
he/she/it had been scrimshawing
we had been scrimshawing
you had been scrimshawing
they had been scrimshawing
Conditional
I would scrimshaw
you would scrimshaw
he/she/it would scrimshaw
we would scrimshaw
you would scrimshaw
they would scrimshaw
Past Conditional
I would have scrimshawed
you would have scrimshawed
he/she/it would have scrimshawed
we would have scrimshawed
you would have scrimshawed
they would have scrimshawed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrimshaw - a carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc., usually by American whalersscrimshaw - a carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc., usually by American whalers
carving - a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
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However in the 1960s the popularity of Scrimshaw began to grow again, and this was put down to President John F Kennedy who was an avid collector of the whale tooth Scrimshaws.
Fake Scrimshaws are machine-made to look like ivory, usually made from a polymer (plastic) substance with other substances to give it the weight of ivory.
Creating stencils, paper cutouts, cross-stitch samples, soap scrimshaws, checkerboards, memory boxes, and gum-wrapper chains are just the kind of projects that will keep students of all ages occupied and engaged.