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

  Scrawl \Scrawl\ (skr[add]l), n.
     Unskillful or inelegant writing; that which is unskillfully
     or inelegantly written.
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           The left hand will make such a scrawl, that it will not
           be legible.                              --Arbuthnot.
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           You bid me write no more than a scrawl to you. --Gray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scrawl \Scrawl\, v. i.
     See Crawl. [Obs.] --Latimer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scrawl \Scrawl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrawled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Scrawling.] [Probably corrupted from scrabble.]
     To draw or mark awkwardly and irregularly; to write hastily
     and carelessly; to scratch; to scribble; as, to scrawl a
     letter.
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           His name, scrawled by himself.           --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scrawl \Scrawl\, v. i.
     To write unskillfully and inelegantly.
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           Though with a golden pen you scrawl.     --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scrawl
      n 1: poor handwriting [syn: scribble, scratch, scrawl,
           cacography]
      v 1: write carelessly [syn: scribble, scrawl]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "scrawl":
     barbouillage, doodle, hen scratches, hen tracks, illegibility,
     indecipherability, inscribe, pattes de mouche, pothookery,
     pothooks, pothooks and hangers, scrabble, scratch, scribble,
     scribbling, squiggle, undecipherability, unreadability
  
  

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