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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCRIBBLE

He went over to the desk and began to scribble a name on the pad of paper.

If he be a soldier, he is sure to scribble his name with 'lieutenant-general' before it.

Scribble him a little note at once, tell him who I am and what I am going to do.

I must really take my pen to scribble a little before I set off.

I have but little time to scribble, and that is only when we retire to dress.

He took a note-book from under his pillow and commenced to scribble.

It explained much to Barry Houston, that scribble of four words.

A short distance, such a short distance from where I scribble these words, Vanzetti died.

They thank me profusely and scribble the name down on their shirt-cuffs.

It seems to me that nothing matters and yet I scribble verses.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin scribillare, diminutive of Latin scribere "to write" (see script (n.)). Related: Scribbled; scribbling. The noun, "hurried or careless writing," is 1570s, from the verb.

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