Definition of Scrimshawing

1. Verb. (present participle of scrimshaw) ¹



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Definition of Scrimshawing

1. scrimshaw [v] - See also: scrimshaw

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrimshawing

scrimptions
scrimpy
scrims
scrimshander
scrimshandered
scrimshandering
scrimshanders
scrimshank
scrimshanked
scrimshanker
scrimshankers
scrimshanking
scrimshanks
scrimshaw
scrimshawed
scrimshawing (current term)
scrimshaws
scrimure
scrimures
scrimy
scrine
scrines
scripophilies
scripophily
scrippage
scrips
script
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Literary usage of Scrimshawing

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1. Whale Hunting with Gun and Camera: A Naturalist's Account of the Modern by Roy Chapman Andrews (1916)
""scrimshawing," or drawing upon whale's teeth, also helps to while away many weary hours when the ship lies still in a tropic calm. ..."

2. The Provincetown Book by Nancy W Paine Smith (1922)
"scrimshawing With a mahogany log, whale-bone, a lathe and a knife they made ... But those not skillful with the knife and the lathe could do scrimshawing. ..."

3. The Provincetown Book by Nancy W. Paine Smith (1922)
"scrimshawing With a mahogany log, whale-bone, a lathe and a knife they made ... But those not skillful with the knife and the lathe could do scrimshawing. ..."

4. The Story of the New England Whalers by John Randolph Spears (1908)
""scrimshawing" and "gamming" alone remain to be considered in the life of whaler crews. ... "scrimshawing" was the work of the whaler artists. ..."

5. Reminiscences of Old Hawaii by Sereno Edwards Bishop, Lorrin Andrews Thurston (1916)
"Our ship took on a supply of guava firewood, some of which went to the captain's lathe for '' scrimshawing,'' in which much sperm-whale jawbone and teeth ..."

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