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a carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc

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We do know that it developed at sea on board whaling ships whose sailors used their spare time carving whale bones to replace or make new tools and various wooden parts of the ship, sometimes ever a chair or stool, and there exist early 19th century ships' journals in which the captains refer to this type of work as scrimshaw.
To further strengthen LSH's commitment to a joined-up approach to the Northern Powerhouse initiative, Matthew Scrimshaw, who currently heads up LSH's Yorkshire and North East business, will now take on the extended role of head of the North region and will also assume responsibility for the Manchester office.
CAST Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson, Bathsheba Garnett, Sarah Stephens, Julian Richings, Wahab Chaudhry
Scrimshaw involves cutting fine lines into ivory or bone and highlighting them with ink.
Cleveland Mining Company has named non-executive director Russell Scrimshaw as its chairman to replace Don Bailey who would retire at the next Board meeting on 28 August 2013.
Planning permission delays, requested by York Potash in July to address environmental issues, were "not an easy decision to make" and "very frustrating for all" chairman Russell Scrimshaw has said.
The shocking news of the passing of Dr Nevin Scrimshaw, a good friend over the decades, a great mentor to many of us worldwide and my own continent included, and a carer of the suffering in society sent me straight to the internet where I extracted the facts I have below.
Four of the 14 Indspire 2013 recipients hail from Saskatchewan, Winston Wuttunee, of Red Pheasant, Eagle Hills, received the Culture, Heritage and Spirituality award; Metis Theoren Fleury, born in Oxbow, was the recipient of the Sports award; and two of the three youth awards went to Saskatchewan products: Gabrielle Scrimshaw, First Nations recipient from Hatchet Lake, and Graham Kotowich, Metis recipient, from Regina.
Joining him from Coventry are Lance Corporal Troy Scrimshaw and Private Keith Wootton.
Steve Scrimshaw, the head of Siemens' UK train division, has now said "there's contractual stuff to be sorted out" before signing the contract.
Sirius chairman Russell Scrimshaw has indicated that he intends to subscribe for approximately GBP3.
The event was held at the firm's offices in Colmore Square and included exhibitions from artist Anne Scrimshaw and other artists from ClassAct, as well as sculptures by Jan Taylor.
Among the pairings featured were North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner with grilled bratwurst and hot dogs; Capital U.