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- (rare) Careless handwriting; a crude or illegible scrawl.
1832, Frances Milton Trollope, “Domestic Manners of the Americans”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- "We hastened to pack up our ‘trumpery’..and among the rest, my six hundred pages of griffonage."
1838, C. M'Farlane, Esq., “The Lives and Exploits of Banditti and Robbers in all Parts of the World”, in The Quarterly Review, volume CXXI:
- He gave a sort of passport, a συμβολον ξενικον, authenticated with such a portentous griffonage as would have done credit to Ali Pacha.