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scrim·shaw / ˈskrimˌshô/ • v. [tr.] adorn (whalebone, ivory, shells, or other materials) with carved or colored designs. • n. a piece of work done in such a way. ∎  the art or technique of producing such work: craftsmen demonstrate sailmaking and scrimshaw.

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scrimshaw

scrimshaw (sl.) handicrafts practised by sailors on long voyages. XIX. of unkn. orig.

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scrimshaw

scrimshaw •Bradshaw • seashore •kickshaw, rickshaw •scrimshaw • trishaw • dogshore •alongshore, longshore •foreshore

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