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425 examples of  scribbles  in sentences

425 examples of scribbles in sentences

Gervase scribbles when he has time.

So the birch tree is chosen, partly for its grace and beauty, but also because of its bark, for one can scribble on its papery surface; the hazel, because children delight in the catkins with their showers of golden dust, and the nut "hidden in its cap of frills and tucks."

He scribbles dozens like that.

Next consider a group of words that have been naturalized: scribe, prescribe, ascribe, proscribe, transcribe, circumscribe, subscriber, indescribable, scribble, script, scripture, postscript, conscript, rescript, manuscript, nondescript, inscription, superscription, description.

Write, inscribe, scribble, scrawl, scratch.

Coleridge is very foolish to scribble about books.

My Dear F.,I scribble hastily at office.

Before the age of twelve she began to scribble short essays and poems.

Who builds a bridge that never drove a pile? (Should Ripley venture, all the world would smile;) But those who cannot write, and those who can, All rhyme, and scrawl, and scribble, to a man.

I walk, read or scribble (as now) just when the fit seizes me.

[talent], yet have the excuse that we do it for a poor subsistence; but what can be urged in their defence, who, not having the vocation of poverty to scribble, out of mere wantonness take pains to make themselves ridiculous?

"If ever you come to New York" He tore himself from the omelette long enough to scribble the name of a club on the card by my plate.

I hope I have some share of reputation; which I would not willingly forfeit for a frolic, or humour: and I believe no Gentleman, who reads this Paper, will look upon it to be of the same last and mould with the common scribbles that are every day hawked about.

He was descended from an illustrious family, and was destined to one of the learned professions; but he could not give up his mind to anything but drawing,as annoying to his father as Galileo's experiments were to his parent; as unmeaning to him as Gibbon's History was to George III.,"Scribble, scribble, scribble; Mr. Gibbon, I perceive, sir, you are always a-scribbling."

He was descended from an illustrious family, and was destined to one of the learned professions; but he could not give up his mind to anything but drawing,as annoying to his father as Galileo's experiments were to his parent; as unmeaning to him as Gibbon's History was to George III.,"Scribble, scribble, scribble; Mr. Gibbon, I perceive, sir, you are always a-scribbling."

~The Unwilling Muse.~ Oh nothing in all life worse is, For abating superfluous pride, Than having to scribble on verses With the editor waiting outside; I am hearing a lecture on Shelley, Where I ought to be able to dream, But my brain is as vapid as jelly.

Leaving Mr. Pucker to express his thanks for this great kindness to Mr. Bouncer, who whiled away the time by telling him terrible stories about the matriculation ordeal, Mr. Verdant Green and Fosbrooke ran upstairs, and spread a newspaper over a heap of pipes and pewter pots and bottles of ale, and prepared a table with pen, ink, and scribble-paper.

She could not dismiss a vision of a boarding-house in London upset from top to bottom by the grave illness of one person in it, and a distracted landlady who had not a moment even to scribble a post card.

cacography^, griffonage^, barbouillage^; bad hand, cramped hand, crabbed hand, illegible hand; scribble &c v.; pattes de mouche

V. write, pen; copy, engross; write out, write out fair; transcribe; scribble, scrawl, scrabble, scratch; interline; stain paper; write down &c (record) 551; sign &c (attest) 467; enface^. compose, indite, draw up, draft, formulate; dictate; inscribe, throw on paper, dash off; manifold. take up the pen, take pen in hand; shed ink, spill ink, dip one's pen in ink.

This makes him venture to talk and scribble, as chouses do to play with cunning gamesters until they are cheated and laughed at.

But all bad, careless, and hasty authors, who scribble with the bread actually before their eyes, use this style of writing six times on a page, and rejoice in it.

I must add, that I have for some time been convinced that I have done wrong to scribble to thee so freely as I have done (and the more so, if I make the lady legally mine); for has not every letter I have written to thee been a bill of indictment against myself?

I will say nothing of the tenderest parts in your own little volume, at the end of such a slatternly scribble as this, but indeed they cost us some tears.

My dear F.,I scribble hastily at office.

I must scribble to make up my hiatus crumenae, for there are so many ways, pious and profligate, of getting rid of money in this vast city and suburbs that I shall miss my third: but couragio.

Excuse my abortive scribble.

* 8 6 I scribble in haste from here, where we shall be some time.

The wet ground here is intolerable, the sky above clear and delusive, but under foot quagmires from night showers, and I am cold-footed and moisture-abhorring as a cat; nevertheless I yesterday tramped to Waltham Cross; perhaps the poor bit of exertion necessary to scribble this was owing to that unusual bracing.

My dear Miss Wordsworth, Charles has left me space to fill up with my own poor scribble; which I must do as well as I can, being quite out of practise, and after he has been reading his queer letter out to us I can hardly put down in a plain style all I had to tell you, how pleasant your handwriting was to me.

I cannot scribble a long LetterI am, when not at foot, very desolate, and take no interest in any thing, scarce hate any thing, but annuals.

A playwright of my acquaintance, and a very remarkable playwright too, used to scribble the first drafts of his play in little notebooks, which he produced from his pocket whenever he had a moment to spareoften on the top of an omnibus.

Our fellow-passengers derive much amusement from the way we sit and scribble, and one man asked me if I were writing a book!

So it was that Dot came to be baptised; and, to witness the ceremony, all the Mesuriers assembled at the chapel that Sunday evening,even Henry, who could hardly remember when he used to sit in this still-familiar pew, and scribble love-verses in the back of his hymn-book during the sermon.

" "Something like this, for example," said Henry, a few days later, pulling an envelope covered with pencil-scribble from his pocket.

"Air you a-goin' t' scribble

Nothing comforts a poor beggar like a bit of praise when he's down; and all fellows that take to writing are as greedy after it as trout after the drake, even if they only scribble in county newspapers.

But here we areyou go up first!" They found Elsley crouched up over the empty grate, his head in his hands, and a few scraps of paper by him, on which he had been trying to scribble.

O all ye that write or scribble,all ye tribes, both great and small, of pen-drivers and paper-scrapers!know ye, that, while ye are listening in your imaginative ambition to the praise of the elect or the applause of nations, your wives are often counting the coppers that are to buy the coming meal, alarmed at the approaching rent-day, or trembling in apprehension of the baker's bill.

But I am getting to scribble away my own thoughts quite too freely.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Bruce Bairnsfather: a photograph The Birth of "Fragments": Scribbles on the farmhouse walls That Astronomical Annoyance, the Star Shell "Plugstreet Wood" A Hopeless Dawn The usual line in Billeting Farms "Chuck us the biscuits, Bill.

I didn't fight against it, and began by making a few pencil scribbles with a joke attached, and pinned them up in our cracked shell of a room.

He sat beside me and gave me a writing-pad to scribble a note on.

She kept a diary, and she would often go away in her own little room and scribble a few lines in her book.

Yet, from time to time, when I have leisure, I scribble a few lines.

For three successive nights I sat up in a brown study, with a four-in-the-pound candle burning before me till almost cock-crow, composing a love-letter, a most elaborate affair, the pure overflowing of la belle passion, all about Venus, Cupids, bows and arrows, hearts, darts, and them things, which, having copied neatly over on a handsome sheet of foolscap, turned up with gilt, (for, though I say it myself, I scribble a smart fist,)

I could scribble and chatter about bygone Birmingham from now till about the end of the century, which, however, as I write, is not very far off.

I did not even scribble a word of adieu or of explanation.

how the little poets will scribble!

" I rallied under the shock sufficiently to say, "Will you take a chair?" "No," came the laconic reply, "I will take youand this," he said, reaching for the piece of scribble-paper I had in my hands, "and any baggage you have in your room.

In the midst of this procedure Javert, with a quick sudden stroke, produced the scribble-paper which he had seized in the morning, held it fairly in my face, and cried, "Whose writing is that?"

I set to work again, numbering every phrase in my scribble-paper, and then in the same number on the other paper giving a full, readable translation of it.

He read it over with increasing disappointment and gave it the minutest analysis, comparing it closely with the original scribble-paper.

But she leaves me to scribble, to fret, and to sigh She torments me each moment, and bids me go write,

He turns round on his heels and scribbles out a great many prescriptions, but his skill is not worth a toadstool.

The next letter is a good example of the dainty little notes Lewis Carroll used to scribble off on any scrap of paper that lay to his hand: Chestnuts, Guildford, January 15, 1886.

But he went on to the house, since his invitation could be easily conveyed by a note which he would scribble there, and was admitted by Martin.

However, looking down as I rapidly scribble, I start to notice a puddle emerging around me on the stone floor.

To the credit of about a third of his audience, they did not whip out a notebook to scribble.

But I will tell you what has befallen me, and some way, perhaps, may be opened to send the melancholy scribble to you.

I can sorta scribble my name.

The white children learned her to read and write, and when freedom came she could write her name and even scribble out a letter.

I have myself had frequent experience of the automatic construction of fantastic figures, through a practice I have somewhat encouraged for the purpose, of allowing my hand to scribble at its own will, while I am giving my best attention to what is being said by others, as at small committees.

III I hear that she a Book hath got As what young Damsel now hath not, In which they scribble favorite fancies, Copied from poems or romances?

Then finish what you have began; But scribble faster, if you can: For yet no George, to our discerning, 80 Has writ without a ten years' warning.

She kept a diary, and she would often go away in her own little room, and scribble a few lines in her book.

By that time Miss Rockett had all but recovered her self-respect, and was so busy in her secretaryship that she could only scribble a line of congratulation.

"If Mรฆvius scribble in Apollo's spight, There are who judge still worse than he can write.

"What you write of me, would make me more conceited, than what I scribble myself.

He had begun to draw caricatures with his pencil when a school-boy at the Charter House, and to scribble them with his pen when a student at Cambridge, editing The Snob, a weekly under-graduate paper, and parodying the prize poem Timbuctoo of his contemporary at the university, Alfred Tennyson.

We who write, if we want the talent, yet have the excuse, that we do it for a poor subsistence; but what can be urged in their defence, who, not having the vocation of poverty to scribble out of mere wantonness, take pains to make themselves ridiculous?

She did not scribble in the margin "Emanuella is a foul wench."

To walk by the side of lost and lonely men, an unexpected friend; to scribble a word on a card and say, "Present this tomorrow morning at such a number Broadway and see what will happen," and then to disappear once again into the darkness.

But on the base of this statue mischievous spirits are beginning already to scribble more or less ribald jokes, and, what is still more strange, the mist of unbelief is rising from the heads of those who, in the nature of things, ought to bow down reverently.

coloured chalk, and near by a sort of drawing block, from which sheet after sheet might be torn, and on which they could draw in charcoal, and a little desk there was, furnished with great carpenter's pencils of varying hardness and a copious supply of paper, on which the boys might first scribble and then draw more neatly.

Pardon, learned Sir, this scribble to my age and weakness, both which are very great, and command me wherein I may serve you, as, Learned Sir, Your obliged, thankful, and obedient servant, ROBERT AINSWORTH.

Drawing forth my cigar-case, I am soon wreathed in the fragrant clouds engendered by the incineration of a halfpenny cheroot, and, with a sigh of satisfaction, I spread out my writing or sketching materials and proceed to scribble or paint, calm in the knowledge that nothing on earth is in the least likely to disturb the flow of ideas, or interrupt the laying on of a broad flat wash.

Bewildered by such wealth of subject, one is but too apt to sit at gaze, and finally go home with merely a dozen pages of scribbles added to the little canvas jotting-book!

A gentleman next enters, and immediately the juniors sink out of sight, and scribble away with eager application; the senior puts down his pen and comes out from his desk.

Between Scribbles he wrote a few Verses about, "When Willie Came to say Good Night."

Thus I scribble to thee the musings with which, in my now shady allotment, I try to encourage myself to hope; and which perhaps are as incorrect as the lament which the beautiful spring will sometimes prompt, "With the year seasons return, but not to me.

You dip into it for a moment, choose a suitable quotation and scribble it down with a blunt pencil on your blotting-pad; then you wind the lanyard of the listening-box round your neck and start talking to the germ-collector in that quiet self-assured voice which you believe spells business success.

We shall return to Peronne to-morrow, and I have availed myself of the hour between cards and supper, which is usually employed by the French in undressing, to scribble my remarks.

I have been employed two days in enlarging the notes I had made in our last prison, and in making them more legible, for I ventured no farther than just to scribble with a pencil in a kind of short-hand of my own invention, and not even that without a variety of precautions.

We shall return to Peronne to-morrow, and I have availed myself of the hour between cards and supper, which is usually employed by the French in undressing, to scribble my remarks.

I have been employed two days in enlarging the notes I had made in our last prison, and in making them more legible, for I ventured no farther than just to scribble with a pencil in a kind of short-hand of my own invention, and not even that without a variety of precautions.

Every reader who holds a book in his hand is free of the inmost minds of men past and present; their lives both within and without the pale of their uttered thoughts are unveiled to him; he needs no introduction to the greatest; he stands on no ceremony with them; he may, if he be so minded, scribble "doggrel" on his Shelley, or he may kick Lord Byron, if he please, into a corner.

Those who cannot write, and those who can, All rhyme, and scrawl, and scribble to a man.' (Pope).

I do not intend to make any promises, because I may have reason to regret them, but I do not know that I shall scribble any more on the objectionable topic of woman.

" Yet all the charms of Goldsmith's later style are to be traced in the letters of his youth, and he began to scribble verses when he could scarcely write.

I can, indeed, endure much, but when, after coming from the opera, I sit down to supper, and am annoyed instantly by the strains of a harp or a singer, jarring with what I have been hearing, it is too much; and, wretch that I am, I am forgetting that this scribble is also too much.

Still it was not quite finished on Friday afternoon at six, when school ended, and Eric stayed a few minutes behind the rest to scribble off the last ten lines; which done, he banged down the lid of his desk, not locking it, and ran out.

needs must live A profitable life: some glance along, Rapid and gay, as if the earth were air, And they were butterflies to wheel about Long as the summer lasted: some, as wise, 5 Perched on the forehead of a jutting crag, Pencil in hand and book upon the knee, Will look and scribble, scribble on and look, Until a man might travel twelve stout miles, Or reap an acre of his neighbour's corn.

needs must live A profitable life: some glance along, Rapid and gay, as if the earth were air, And they were butterflies to wheel about Long as the summer lasted: some, as wise, 5 Perched on the forehead of a jutting crag, Pencil in hand and book upon the knee, Will look and scribble, scribble on and look, Until a man might travel twelve stout miles, Or reap an acre of his neighbour's corn.

Upon the forehead of a jutting crag Sit perch'd with book and pencil on their knee, And look and scribble, ... 1800.]

The incessant changes of direction and variations in the character of the road kept me most uncommonly busy; for I had hardly time to scribble down one entry before the compass-needle would swing round sharply, showing that we had once more turned a corner; and I was quite taken by surprise when the carriage slowed down and turned into the covered way.

For I never yet saw so poor an atheistical scribble, which would not serve as a twig for sinking libertines to catch at.

Like Balzac who was wont to scribble on many sheets of paper so as to put himself in a mood for work, Des Esseintes felt the necessity of steadying his hand by several initial and unimportant experiments.

I enclose, with this, the pages of feeble scribble-scrabble which the creature, Sharpin, calls a report.

I shall do the same to you for the present, as I intend, to-morrow, to scribble the cover, which is to enclose your Eliza's letter.