Note: Scrimshaw or Scrimtion!

By Arthur Credland , published August 1991

Abstract

The origins of scrimshaw as the practice of decorating whales’ teeth are discussed, while the word scrimption is derived from scrimp as in a very small piece, or ‘to scrimp and scrape’.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Whaling & Fishing

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