2. Verb. To draw with chalks on a pavement or sidewalk. ¹
3. Noun. In Georgian grammar, a combination of tense, aspect and mood. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Screeve
1. to write begging letters [v SCREEVED, SCREEVING, SCREEVES]
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Literary usage of Screeve
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1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"screeve (thieves and beggars), a begging petition. ... to (thieves and beggars), to write; to screeve a ..."
2. A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire by John Harland (1876)
"Screes, s. pi. husks separated from the grain. Tho fino dust sifted from the cinder-heap for brick-making. screeve, a tool for tracing shapes on a surface ..."
3. The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast by John Camden Hotten (1865)
"SCREEN, a bank-note; QUEER SCREEN, a forged bank-note. screeve, a letter, a begging petition. ... to write, or devise; "to screeve a ..."
4. Argot and Slang: A New French and English Dictionary of the Cant Words by Albert Marie Victor Barrère (1889)
"Parler —, to write, " to screeve." Une médaille de — volant, or médaille des Pays-Bas (obsolete), lump of excrement. Oh ! je vais te faire voir a qui tu ..."
5. The Evolution of an English Town: Being the Story of the Ancient Town of by Gordon Home (1905)
"... but be you mindful to screeve in the order as here ordered always turning the cube over and towards the left hand, the fifth side by turning the cube ..."