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Scrawl (?), v. i.

See Crawl.




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Scrawl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrawled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scrawling.] [Probably corrupted from scrabble.]

To draw or mark awkwardly and irregularly; to write hastily and carelessly; to scratch; to scribble; as, to scrawl a letter.

His name, scrawled by himself. Macaulay.


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Scrawl, v. i.

To write unskillfully and inelegantly.

Though with a golden pen you scrawl. Swift.


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Scrawl (?), n.

Unskillful or inelegant writing; that which is unskillfully or inelegantly written.

The left will make such a scrawl, that it will not be legible. Arbuthnot.

You bid me write no more than a scrawl to you. Gray.


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