• the Levying of The Tax: The Taxpayer in The Scribe's Office
    the Levying of The Tax: The Taxpayer in The Scribe's Office
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scribe score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
    • n scribe a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
    • n scribe someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
    • n scribe informal terms for journalists
    • n Scribe French playwright (1791-1861)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Kneeling Scribe in The Gizeh Museum the Kneeling Scribe in The Gizeh Museum
Scribing with Knife by Try-Square Scribing with Knife by Try-Square

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scribe (Jewish Hist) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
    • Scribe One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
    • Scribe (Carp) To cut (anything) in such a way as to fit closely to a somewhat irregular surface, as a baseboard to a floor which is out of level, a board to the curves of a molding, or the like; -- so called because the workman marks, or scribes, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts.
    • v. i Scribe To make a mark. "With the separated points of a pair of spring dividers scribe around the edge of the templet."
    • Scribe To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
    • Scribe To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scribe To write; mark; record.
    • scribe Specifically.
    • scribe To mark, as wood, metal, bricks, etc., by scoring with a sharp point, as an awl, a scribe or scriber, or a pair of compasses. Hence To fit closely to another piece or part, as one piece of wood in furniture-making or Joiners' work to another of irregular or uneven form.
    • scribe To write.
    • n scribe One who writes; a writer; a penman; especially, one skilled in penmanship.
    • n scribe An official or public writer; a secretary; an amanuensis; a notary; a copyist.
    • n scribe In Scripture usage:
    • n scribe One whose duty it was to keep the official records of the Jewish nation, or to act as the private secretary of some distinguished person (Esther iii. 12).
    • n scribe One of a body of men who constituted the theologians and jurists of the Jewish nation in the time of Christ. Their function was a threefold one—to develop the law, both written and traditional, to teach it to their pupils, and to administer it as learned interpreters in the courts of justice.
    • n scribe A pointed instrument used to mark lines on wood, metal, bricks, etc., to serve as a guide in sawing, cutting, etc. Specifically
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scribe skrīb a writer: a public or official writer: a clerk, amanuensis, secretary:
    • v.t Scribe to write: to record: to mark
    • n Scribe skrīb (B.) an expounder and teacher of the Mosaic and traditional law: a pointed instrument to mark lines on wood, &c
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  • Aristotle
    “Memory is the scribe of the soul.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. scriba, fr. scribere, to write; cf. Gr. ska`rifos a splinter, pencil, style (for writing), E. scarify,. Cf. Ascribe Describe Script Scrivener Scrutoire
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. scribascribĕre, to write.


In literature:

I had heard of references written to order by venal scribes, and I consulted the city directory.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
It was a well made life in the Scribe sense.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
The scribe said that he had a pain in his foot.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
And did his name indeed escape the knowledge of the learned scribe Ezra?
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Rigdon was scribe and reviser.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
There was another scribe of quite an elegant sort: a perambulating tailor's dummy; a young man, well under thirty.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
All this was so much information of which the scribes took advantage in regulating the assessment of the land-tax.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 2 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
These were found in the tomb of a royal scribe.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
But Scribe and Boieldieu knew better.
"Great Italian and French Composers" by George T. Ferris
For it is less fatal for an ambitious scribe to be as dull as Hoxton than to spell in diverse ways.
"Certain Personal Matters" by H. G. Wells
Almost always the scribes were fair and gentlemanly.
"My Life as an Author" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Joseph was in touch with the scribe, Vyder, and when he took Mme.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
O holy Scribes and Pharisees, which knew not this kind of holiness!
"The Apology of the Church of England" by John Jewel
Doumic, R. De Scribe a Ibsen.
"Henrik Ibsen" by Ina Ten Eyck Firkins
What else but an inartistic mixture of Scribe libretto and Northern mythology?
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
It is a vice of scribes to seek a character for which they have little claim.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
Brissot was one of those mercenary scribes who write for those who pay best.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
O, thou watchful scribe, forbear!
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
One king, or rather his scribe, frequently copies from earlier productions, or imitates them.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
The Scribing and Marking Line.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe

In poetry:

But the other, touched with grace,
Saw the danger of his case;
Faith received to own the Lord,
Whom the scribes and priests abhorred.
"The Two Malefactors" by John Newton
Children a sweet hosanna sung,
And blest their Savior's name;
They gave Him honor with their tongue,
While scribes and priests blaspheme.
"Examples of Early Piety" by Isaac Watts
Forth from their holds the myriads come
Nation on nation, tribe on tribe:
To tell them or take their sum
O who could find an earthly scribe?
"Le Lac Des Morts" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
"What thought Chorazin's scribes? What faith
In Him had Nain and Nazareth?
Of the few followers whom He led
One sold Him,—all forsook and fled.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
So the scribe will set down in his pages
The story the centuries tell,
That, for sin, death is still the true wages,
And broad the road leading to hell.
"Afterwards" by Abner Cosens
I cannot help it. What have I to do
With One and Five, or Four, or Three, or Two?
Let Scribes spit Blood and Sulphur as they please,
Or Statesmen call me foolish — Heed not you.
"The Rupaiyat of Omar Kal'vin" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

'Dirty Dancing' scribe Maggenti adapting MacDonald book.
The play centers on the quiet rebellion of a law office scribe named Bartleby.
Obama Speechwriter -Turned Show Scribe Reveals '1600 Penn' Details (Q&A).
Scribes make suicide pact .
AMC has teamed with "John Adams" scribe Kirk Ellis to develop a miniseries about the 1920s Teapot Dome scandal.
AMC has teamed with "John Adams" scribe Kirk Ellis to develop a miniseries about the 1920s Teapot Dome scandal .
Were it not for the likes of costumed crime fighters in tights, I might never have become a scribe.
NY City Center Stage I. Julie White and Tobias Segal peer 'From Up Here ' in a Manhattan Theater Club production of a play from young scribe Liz Flahive.
The Scribe , as he came to be called, began working in the sports department in 1958.
Zodiac Scribe to Write Spider-Man 4.
James Vanderbilt, writer of the Zodiac and Basic screenplays, will replace the original Spider-Man scribe David Koepp in the drafting of the fourth installment of the superhero series.
A Scribe Amidst the Lions website.
Rolling Stone Scribe Remembers Michael Jackson.
Participants in the partner program can use Scribe 's new connector development kit (CDK), which consists of a set of APIs and documentation.
The scribes of yore had evolved into the transcribers of now.

In science:

Q [i] (λ[i] ) is as deQ [i] )) h−→ Kleshchev pdi -multipartition (with respect to (q , scribed in Theorem 4.2.
The number of simple modules for the Hecke algebras of type G(r,p,n) (with an appendix by Xiaoyi Cui)
The con di tions (1a) and (1b) are clas si cal for the pre scribed tem per a ture and pre scribed flux prob lem, re spec tively.
Research Note on a Parabolic Heat-Balance Integral Method with Unspecified Exponent: An Entropy Generation Approach in Optimal Profile Determination
Local background was measured from the region marked ‘gasbkg’, and the contribution from the wings of the nuclear PSF was included in model fitting as de scribed in Section 3.6.
The jet-cloud interacting radio galaxy PKS B2152-699. I. Structures revealed in new deep radio and X-ray observations
We deround disc galaxies, it is not clear how the gas cools scribe our initial conditions, and present our implementation and condenses out of these coronae and onto the disc of radiative cooling, star formation and stellar feedback, and to form stars.
Thermal instabilities in cooling galactic coronae: fuelling star formation in galactic discs
Also, why is such d level “sufficient” for security? When K is not near-uniform, only the users in a specific application can decide whether It cannot be prea given d level is sufficient. scribed in advance at d = 10−20 .
On the Foundations of Quantum Key Distribution - Reply to Renner and Beyond
BMN performance no longer suffers this scribe a player completing a single quest.
Estimating Well-Performing Bayesian Networks using Bernoulli Mixtures
These eigenvalues are real for |KF | < ∆0 scribe an oscillatory solution.
Pulsed squeezed-light generation in a waveguide with second-subharmonic generation and periodic corrugation
The galaxies are redder scribing it as a cluster made up of three-four subclumps in denser environments.
Galaxy Groups: Proceedings from a Swinburne University Workshop
Reduction of the data was done using standard IRAF scripts, independently per night and filter, following the recipes de scribed by Rejkuba et al. (2001).
Near-Infrared photometry of carbon stars in the Sagittarius dwarf irregular galaxy and DDO 210
It has been shown that for several time averaged observables as the average mean square displacement the fluctuations are de scribed by a Mittag –Le ffler distribution.
1/f^beta noise in a model for weak ergodicity breaking
However, strictly speaking, equation of fluido-dynamics de scribe the evolution of micro–physical (i.e. non coarse-grained) quantities.
Hydrodynamic simulations with the Godunov SPH
Testing for Changes in Multinomial Observations: the Lindisfarne Scribes problem.
Change point analysis of an exponential model based on Phi-divergence test-statistics: simulated critical points case
In the final Section 5, the general results of this paper are illustrated by means of the well-known Lisdisfarne scribes data set.
A procedure for the change point problem in parametric models based on phi-divergence test-statistics
Such a problem is known as the “Lindisfarne Scribes problem”.
A procedure for the change point problem in parametric models based on phi-divergence test-statistics
It is supposed that each section could have been translated by one scribe and the same scribe is associated only with consecutive sections.
A procedure for the change point problem in parametric models based on phi-divergence test-statistics