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 Scribe (1 syl.),Scrim’mage. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scrible’rus (Marti’nus).
 
A merciless satire on the false taste in literature current in the time of Pope. Cornelius Scrible’rus, the father of Martin, was a pedant, who entertained all sorts of absurdities about the education of his son. Martin grew up a man of capacity; but though he had read everything, his judgment was vile and taste atrocious.   1
 


 Scribe (1 syl.),Scrim’mage. 

 
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