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noun as in messy writing

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That volume — coffee- and beer-stained, dog-eared and scribbled in over the years — was eventually lost somewhere in Amsterdam.

Tucked away among the book’s many treasures is a photo of the original lyrics to Parton’s hit “Coat of Many Colors,” about a child who is mocked for wearing a coat of rags to school, scribbled on one of Wagoner’s dry-cleaning receipts.

It draws from the “world’s largest doodling data set,” which includes more than 50 million drawings used to teach algorithms how to recognize crudely scribbled objects.

So that I got to speak with Stamaty himself, the son of cartoonist parents, at Caffe Reggio on MacDougal Street, a setting he scribbled any number of times, and right around the time I started scripting my first cartoon book was heavenly.

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He says he enjoys lectures, PowerPoint presentations, a professor scribbling on a whiteboard.

So, I had a pen and a pencil and started scribbling and drawing, and I felt good about it.

He becomes angry, intransigent, furiously scribbling notes; Chaz meets determination with determination.

Scribbling notes in the classroom next door is Justine, a shy 17-year-old orphan who is the only female in her class.

A couple of ladies, standing on tiptoe, are scribbling over it with eyeliner and lipstick.

I caught his eye and made a motion with my hand, as if I were scribbling out the bill for our lunch.

A little boy aged two years and four months was deprived of a pencil from Thursday to Sunday for scribbling on the wall-paper.

The "spirit writing" consists of unmeaning, unintelligible scribbling scrawls, and very rarely containing any letters or words.

And, scribbling a hasty memorandum, he pressed the electric button upon the arm of his chair.

Williams was at a desk, the florist box lying in front of him, scribbling on a deposit slip.

Can't I turn the honest penny, scribbling for the weekly press, And in writing Sunday libels drown my private wretchedness?


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scribbling, such as: cacography, graffiti, graffito, griffonage, and hieroglyphics.

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