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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scribe \Scribe\ (skr[imac]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scribed (skr[imac]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. Scribing.] 1. To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (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. [1913 Webster] 3. To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron. [1913 Webster] Scribing iron, an iron-pointed instrument for scribing, or marking, casks and logs. [1913 Webster]