[ skrab-lee ]
/ ˈskræb li /
adjective, scrab·bli·er, scrab·bli·est.
insignificantly small or sparse: scrabbly tufts of grass sprouting from the parched lawn.
Are Scrabble Tile Values In Need Of An Overhaul?Invented by out-of-work architect Alfred Butts during the Great Depression, Scrabble is a staple of word lovers’ lives. The popularity of this beloved game took off in the mid-1950s and has been an essential part of the canon of classic board games ever since. To determine Scrabble’s tile values, Alfred Butts carefully analyzed letter frequency in various periodicals, including the front page of the New York …
What Was Scrabble’s Original Name?Great things can come out of hard times — take Scrabble. During the Great Depression, architect Alfred Mosher Butts couldn’t find work. So he decided to create a board game that required the vocabulary skills of anagrams and crossword puzzles but also had an element of chance. Butts hand-drew the original board with architectural drafting equipment. He also hand-lettered the tiles. He studied the front page of …
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I wrote you a scrabbly note from Ravenna a few days since—but I must follow it up, without delay, with something better.The Letters of Henry James (volume I)|Henry James