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inscribe
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

9 uses
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Definition
to write in various formal or special senses including:
  • to write, carve, or etch words onto something's surface
  • to write a signed message — as in a book given as a gift
  • to mark with one's signature
  • to write down something when adding it to a list
  • He'd got all that coat of arms business fixed, so now he started in to finish up the rest of that part of the work, which was to plan out a mournful inscription
    Chapter 38 (22% in)
inscription = words written on something's surface
  • MAKING them pens was a distressid tough job, and so was the saw; and Jim allowed the inscription was going to be the toughest of all.
    Chapter 38 (1% in)
  • But he had to have it; Tom said he'd GOT to; there warn't no case of a state prisoner not scrabbling his inscription to leave behind, and his coat of arms.
    Chapter 38 (3% in)
  • Jim's GOT to do his inscription and coat of arms.
    Chapter 38 (5% in)
  • Then pretty soon he says: "Come to think, the logs ain't a-going to do; they don't have log walls in a dungeon: we got to dig the inscriptions into a rock.
    Chapter 38 (31% in)
  • We got to have a rock for the coat of arms and mournful inscriptions, and we can kill two birds with that same rock.
    Chapter 38 (35% in)
  • ...his coffee;" and found so much fault with it, and with the work and bother of raising the mullen, and jews-harping the rats, and petting and flattering up the snakes and spiders and things, on top of all the other work he had to do on pens, and inscriptions, and journals, and things, which made it more trouble and worry and responsibility to be a prisoner than anything he ever undertook, that Tom most lost all patience with him; and said he was just loadened down with more gaudier...
    Chapter 38 (96% in)
  • The shirt was sent in early, in a pie, and every time a rat bit Jim he would get up and write a little in his journal whilst the ink was fresh; the pens was made, the inscriptions and so on was all carved on the grindstone; the bed-leg was sawed in two, and we had et up the sawdust, and it give us a most amazing stomach-ache.
    Chapter 39 (44% in)
  • And we had to steal candles, and the sheet, and the shirt, and your dress, and spoons, and tin plates, and case-knives, and the warming-pan, and the grindstone, and flour, and just no end of things, and you can't think what work it was to make the saws, and pens, and inscriptions, and one thing or another, and you can't think HALF the fun it was.
    Chapter Xlii (56% in)

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