He was scribbling busily on a notepad--and some of it might even end up in the first accused-mob-boss blog.
But Perry, looking down at his podium and scribbling notes about something, let the moment (and the opportunity) slide.
Was he scribbling his cantatas up to the day before the performance?
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin scribillare, diminutive of Latin scribere "to write" (see script (n.)). Related: Scribbled; scribbling. The noun, "hurried or careless writing," is 1570s, from the verb.