* 1843, "Bossi—Necrologia G. C. Leonardo Sismondi.", vol. LXXII, issue CXLIV,
Tending to use big or obscure words, which few understand.
- People who have blamed [Jean Charles Léonard de] Sismondi as unnecessarily prolix cannot have considered the crowd of details presented by the history of Italy.
* (tediously lengthy) bombastic, long-winded, verbose, wordy
* See also
* (tediously lengthy) concise, terse
A long discourse or harangue.
A piece of writing.
A tool, usually a long strip of wood or other material, for producing a smooth, flat surface on, for example, a concrete floor or a plaster wall.
A smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.
*(impassioned and angry discourse) diatribe, harangue, polemic, rant, tirade
*(smooth flat layer of concrete or similar) slab
(construction, masonry) To produce a smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.
(construction, masonry) To use a screed (tool).
* 1999 , U.S. Dept. of the Army, Concrete, masonry, and brickwork: a practical handbook , page 131
*: The sequence of the operation is: screed', vibrate, then ' screed again. If forms are in good alignment and firmly supported, and if the concrete has the correct workability,