He spent ample time observing and sketching monkeys in their natural habitat.
The designer, who is often considered one of the last great couturiers, jokes that he could have kept on sketching forever.
For all her assurance in sketching out the foibles of the Junior League, Stockett is shakier when it comes to the maids.
A TV pilot for HBO, and a book of stories that I'm just now sketching out.
On the first two, look for tone: is Obama preparing for a streetfight, or sketching the outlines of a deal?
We were away on a sketching expedition when I made my discovery.
Meanwhile, he went on sketching her face, studying it with care.
Often I've longed for a winter of sketching in such a wild and lonely spot.
Over the keys her fingers moved, sketching a melody, passing from it into another.
He had tried to drive away these gloomy thoughts by sketching out for himself a plan of action—but in vain.
"rough drawing intended to serve as the basis for a finished picture," 1660s, from Dutch schets or Low German skizze, both apparently 17c. artists' borrowings from Italian schizzo "sketch, drawing," which is commonly said to be from Latin *schedius (OED compares schedia "raft," schedium "an extemporaneous poem"), from or related to Greek skhedios "temporary, extemporaneous, done or made off-hand," related to skhema "form, shape, appearance" (see scheme (n.)). But according to Barnhart Italian schizzo is a special use of schizzo "a splash, squirt," from schizzare "to splash or squirt," of uncertain origin.
Extended sense of "brief account" is from 1660s; meaning "short play or performance, usually comic" is from 1789. Sketch-book recorded from 1820. German Skizze, French esquisse, Spanish esquicio are likewise from Italian schizzo.
1690s, "present the essential facts of," from sketch (n.). Meaning "draw, portray in outline and partial shading" is from 1725. Related: Sketched; sketcher; sketching.
A promiscuous woman; slut: That skeezer has no self-respect/ nice women, those who are neither sluts nor skeezers (women who use men for money), should take no offense (1980s+ Students fr black)