• WordNet 3.6
    • n scrip a certificate whose value is recognized by the payer and payee; scrip is not currency but may be convertible into currency
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scrip A preliminary certificate of a subscription to the capital of a bank, railroad, or other company, or for a share of other joint property, or a loan, stating the amount of the subscription and the date of the payment of the installments; as, insurance scrip, consol scrip, etc. When all the installments are paid, the scrip is exchanged for a bond share certificate.
    • n Scrip A small bag; a wallet; a satchel. "And in requital ope his leathern scrip ."
    • Scrip A small writing, certificate, or schedule; a piece of paper containing a writing. "Call them generally, man by man, according to the scrip .""Bills of exchange can not pay our debts abroad, till scrips of paper can be made current coin."
    • Scrip Paper fractional currency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scrip A wallet; a bag; a satchel, as for travelers; especially, a pilgrim's pouch, sometimes represented as decorated with scallop-shells, the emblems of a pilgrim.
    • n scrip In heraldry, a bearing representing a pouch or almoner, and supposed to be a pilgrim's scrip. It is often combined with a pilgrim's staff, or bourdon. See staff.
    • n scrip A writing; a certificate, deed, or schedule; a written slip or list.
    • n scrip A scrap of paper or parchment.
    • n scrip In com., an interim or provisional document or certificate, to be exchanged, when certain payments have been made or conditions complied with, for a more formal certificate, as of shares or bonds, or entitling the holder to the payment of interest, a dividend, or the like; also, such documents or certificates collectively.
    • n scrip Fractional paper money: so called in the United States during and after the civil war.
    • n scrip An abbreviation of Scripture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scrip skrip that which is written: a piece of paper containing writing: a certificate of stock or shares in any joint-stock company subscribed or allotted
    • n Scrip skrip a small bag: a satchel: a pilgrim's pouch:
    • n Scrip skrip (her.) a bearing representing a pouch
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. scrippe, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. & OSw. skreppa, and also LL. scrippum, OF. esquerpe, escrepe, F. écharpe, scarf. Cf. Scrap Scarf a piece of dress
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. skreppa, a bag; Ger. scherbe, a shred.


In literature:

Many and weird, Mr. Low writes, are the simples which the Baiga's travelling scrip contains.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Merchants issued their own individual scrip and payed many local bills that way.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Where were the lewd contractors, who had hoarded Confederate scrip by the basest exactions?
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
This was virtually a bonus to holders of her scrip, which from seventeen cents the dollar instantly rose to par.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The cobbler knew nothing of the mine, but he held the scrip.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
It was very singular, he complained, that the signers of the scrip could not keep pace with his needs.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
Soon shall this scrip its precious load resign; Then what but tears and hunger shall be thine?
"The Poetical Works of William Collins" by William Collins
This scrip is dirty beyond endurance, and one absolutely hesitates to take it in making change.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
The girl was not consulted; the father paid off his warriors in female scrip.
"Men, Women, and Gods" by Helen H. Gardener
Only your pay scrip.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking

In poetry:

Now that Spring is in the land,
Now that April wakes the wood,
I would take my scrip in hand,
Roving with old Solitude.
"The Footfarer" by Charles Hanson Towne
I came a stranger to your land,
A wanderer from a foreign shore,
With neither card nor scrip in hand
Your recognition to secure;
"Valedictory On Leaving San Francisco, California." by James Madison Bell
A beggar through the world am I,
From place to place I wander by.
Fill up my pilgrim's scrip for me,
For Christ's sweet sake and charity!
"The Beggar" by James Russell Lowell
Some were born with a talent,
Some with scrip and land;
Some with a spoon of silver,
And some with a different brand;
But Uncle Sammy came holding an argument in each hand.
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton
I will try to do my best,
Though my ideal be not gained;
On the Master's scrip shall rest
Eager eyes, till is attained
Some resemblance to His hand;
If no more I can command.
"The Copy" by Joseph Horatio Chant
‘Stepping westward,’ did she say,
At sunset on that long Scotch day?
‘Stepping westward,’ yes, alway,
With staff and scrip,
Wayfaring songs upon my lip,
Stepping, stepping, to the end.
"Age" by William Bell Scott

In news:

Will old-fashioned scrip make a comeback.
Last night I got this email from someone named Tasia of, a freelance writing marketplace that was launched last year by Scripped, a web-based screenwriting services company.
It's estimated that 50 percent of all the diagnostic procedures performed at the Scrips and Mayo Clinics are fallacious and at the doctor's office almost 80 percent lead to false conclusions.
Roche's Zelboraf Named Best New Drug at the 2012 Scrip Awards.
Roche announced today that its cancer drug Zelboraf (vemurafenib) won the Best New Drug award at the 2012 Scrip Awards ceremony held in London last night.
Stores use ' scrip ' to promote local business.
URBANA — Twenty-three businesses so far have agreed to participate in a program that would use " scrip " to promote local business.
The UC Smiles program plans to issue scrip — a substitute for currency — beginning in November.
Bhat said they were employees he entrusted with his DEA number to call in scrips for his patients.
Illegal scrip sweep arrests 50.
Scrip currency is treated for tax purposes as though it were US cash.
What's next, company stores, and company scrip instead of paychecks.
Postal workers like mail order scrips.
Eric Griffey (Rivercrest Yacht Club) and singer-songwriter Carey Wolff (ex-Woodeye, The Grackles) are writing the scrip.
A loss of electronics, gift cards from a Scrip program and cash were stolen totaling approximately $6400.00.

In science:

It is the method used in the ”conservative” regridding option implemented in the widely used spherical interpolation package SCRIP.
Conservative Regridding When Grid Cell Edges Are Unknown -- Case of SCRIP
SCRIP is a library widely used by different couplers between oceanic and atmospheric models [3, 2].
Conservative Regridding When Grid Cell Edges Are Unknown -- Case of SCRIP
SCRIP permits to map and interpolate a quantity F between two numerical grids in spherical coordinates (Fig. 1).
Conservative Regridding When Grid Cell Edges Are Unknown -- Case of SCRIP
The only information given to SCRIP are the vertices of each source and destination grid cell.
Conservative Regridding When Grid Cell Edges Are Unknown -- Case of SCRIP
SCRIP, not knowing the true area of each grid cell, has to estimate these areas based on the coordinates of the vertices.
Conservative Regridding When Grid Cell Edges Are Unknown -- Case of SCRIP