Scribbling diary. In the days of yore, people often kept diaries or journals in these "scribbling diaries." I believe the British navy issued scribbling diaries and required sailors to keep daily records or journals. ✭~~hh/
Register of swan marks for the River Thames with names of owners. Late 16th century. Swan upping is an annual ceremonial procedure on the River Thames whereby Mute swans are caught and marked to show their ownership by means of a series of nicks on the side of the beak.