screed

Part of speech: noun

A tirade; harangue.

Part of speech: noun

A strip laid in a wall to gage the thickness of plastering.

Part of speech: noun

A strip or shred.

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Usage examples "screed":

  1. Either von Kerber's calculations were at fault, or the papyrus was a madman's screed. - "The Wheel O' Fortune", Louis Tracy.
  2. She said she believed he was honest, bent to pat Ju, then took them both into the cottage and into the little room where old Weevil was preparing a long screed, to be addressed to some society, and headed: " An Inquiry into the Number of Earthworms mutilated annually by Agricultural Implements." - "Furze the Cruel", John Trevena.
  3. In a very erratic and laborious screed he conveyed his regrets. - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop", Hamlin Garland.