1. a long discourse or essay, especially a diatribe.
2. an informal letter, account, or other piece of writing.
3. Building Trades .
a. a strip of plaster or wood applied to a surface to be plastered to serve as a guide for making a true surface.
b. a wooden strip serving as a guide for making a true level surface on a concrete pavement or the like.
c. a board or metal strip dragged across a freshly poured concrete slab to give it its proper level.
4. British Dialect . a fragment or shred, as of cloth.
a. a tear or rip, especially in cloth.
b. a drinking bout.
In the depth of our screed
We encounter torn universes
Fraying legends scented with must