Its end, which carries a scribing point, marks the smoked paper on the rotating cylinder.
It can be done with the dividers by using care in scribing the centers.
With the point of his knife, the savage traced a circle upon my breast—just as if he had been scribing it on the bark of a tree.
These points are your centers for scribing the long sides of the ellipse.
The handle, therefore, always serves as a guide for the blade in scribing work, because it lies flat down on the work.
The heading has been brought on board, but the "scribing" upon it is very indistinct, and unintelligible to us.
The try-square is also of great use in scribing lines across boards, Fig. 204.
Place the sticks in position and mark the width of each upon the surface of the other, using a knife or chisel for scribing.
This is done by twisting a bit of wire round the scribing point and allowing it to project downwards.
Never saw out the scribing or marking line, either in cutting or in ripping.
c.1200, "professional interpreter of the Jewish Law" (late 11c. as a surname), from Church Latin scriba "teacher of Jewish law," used in Vulgate to render Greek grammateus (corresponding to Hebrew sopher "writer, scholar"), special use of Latin scriba "keeper of accounts, secretary, writer," from past participle stem of scribere "to write;" see script (n.). Sense "one who writes, official or public writer" in English is from late 14c.
"to write," mid-15c., from Latin scribere "to write" (see script (n.)).