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To modify a data structure in a random and unintentionally destructive way. "Bletch! Somebody's disk-compactor program went berserk and scribbled on the i-node table." "It was working fine until one of the allocation routines scribbled on low core." Synonymous with trash; compare mung, which conveys a bit more intention, and mangle, which is more violent and final.
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Working with Scribbles & Drips, they were able to create eye-catching designs for two new trucks--an Oshkosh S-2346 and Terex FD 4000.
Has someone defaced the first pages of a new book with a scribble?
The proposed method is based on the observation that inaccurate input often occurs at or near object boundaries, and the number of correct scribbles is much larger than the number of incorrect ones.
Dad then transformed the scribbles into a muscular anime character that would fit in well in the 'Space Dandy' universe.
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An emphasis on scribbles and drawing as important brain-building behavior makes this book's Neuroconstructive theory of child development and Scribbling/Drawing/Writing practice unique.
"When he played for us in the Big Six at Ganton, he paid pounds 5 for the course planner and then virtually covered it all up with all his own squiggles and scribbles, almost writing his own entire version of it.
For crayon scribbles on hardwood floors and beds stripped bare for pillow forts, we thank you, Lord.
When you click on 'Contact', along comes a bloke in an orange woollen beanie who scribbles the practice's phone number and email address and exits left.
Refusing to paint backgrounds to show his creations' self-centeredness, he uses a series of scribbles, ink splatters, and paint smears to show how stable most of us truly are.
He scribbles his tales of mobsters and murders in tony towns--like the one he's headed home to--on the back of financial statements during his hour-long commute.
In Wall Drawing #1166 Light to Dark (Scribbles) and Wall Drawing #1167 Dark to Light (Scribbles) (both 2005), blackness was alternately absorptive and reflective.