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 Scrible’rus (Marti’nus).Scripto rs Decem. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scrim’mage.
 
A tussle; a slight battle. From the obsolete scrimer, a fencer; French, escrimeur; same root as escarmouch, our skirmish.   1
       
“Prince Ouffur at this skrymage, for all his pryde,
Fled full fast and sought no guide.”
       
MS. Lansdowne, 200, f. 10.
 


 Scrible’rus (Marti’nus).Scripto rs Decem. 

 
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