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 for Screed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Screed \Screed\ (skr[=e]d), n. [Prov. E., a shred, the border of
     a cap. See Shred.]
     1. (Arch.)
        (a) A strip of plaster of the thickness proposed for the
            coat, applied to the wall at intervals of four or five
            feet, as a guide.
        (b) A wooden straightedge used to lay across the plaster
            screed, as a limit for the thickness of the coat.
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     2. A fragment; a portion; a shred. [Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Screed \Screed\, n. [See 1st Screed. For sense 2 cf. also
     Gael. sgread an outcry.]
     1. A breach or rent; a breaking forth into a loud, shrill
        sound; as, martial screeds.
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     2. An harangue; a long tirade on any subject.
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              The old carl gae them a screed of doctrine; ye might
              have heard him a mile down the wind.  --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  screed
      n 1: a long monotonous harangue
      2: a long piece of writing
      3: an accurately levelled strip of material placed on a wall or
         floor as guide for the even application of plaster or
         concrete

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