To move along swiftly and smoothly.
Etymology: An archaic Scots term; some dictionaries say it is related to Old Norse skrefa, to stride.
Apparently the word has another meaning in relation to shipbuilding. The "mould loft" in a shipyard was a covered large wooden floor, suitable for laying out ship details in full size. When the lines of the ship were drawn full-size on this floor, it was known as a "scrieve board". It seems that it is sometimes called a "scribe board"; I'm not sure which of those terms came first.
Any boat-builders out there with more information?