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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 screed /ˈskrid/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Screed, n.
 1. A breach or rent; a breaking forth into a loud, shrill sound; as, martial screeds.
 2. An harangue; a long tirade on any subject.
    The old carl gae them a screed of doctrine; ye might have heard him a mile down the wind.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Screed n.
 1. Arch. (a) A strip of plaster of the thickness proposed for the coat, applied to the wall at intervals of four or five feet, as a guide. (b) A wooden straightedge used to lay across the plaster screed, as a limit for the thickness of the coat.
 2. A fragment; a portion; a shred. [Scot.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a long monotonous harangue
      2: a long piece of writing
      3: an accurately levelled strip of material placed on a wall or
         floor as guide for the even application of plaster or