I felt the power in my fingernails to brand the earth with my own scrawl.
Artists would use pen names and scrawl them across subway cars, walls, shops, and office buildings.
Considering how little she had to read Wanda must have been very deliberate in reading Wayne's scrawl.
That's Joe's own scrawl, and there ain't a worse from this to himself.
I want your help; I can make neither heads nor tails of the scrawl, though I sat up all night studying it.
Then, at last, he had gathered strength enough to scrawl these lines.
He scowled a minute over Picton's scrawl, laid it down and gratified his curiosity by picking up the medal.
He preferred to scrawl his initials to any typewritten letter which I prepared.
Where is that scrawl you received this evening from the woman whom you encountered with my daughter in the park?
My fear is that you will not be able to decipher the scrawl written so hastily.
1610s, "write or draw untidily," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle English scrawlen "spread out the limbs, sprawl" (early 15c.), which possibly is an alteration of sprawlen (see sprawl (v.)) or crawl (v.). Related: Scrawled; scrawling. The noun is recorded from 1690s, from the verb. Meaning "bad handwriting" is from 1710.