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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of scout.


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  • A zeppelin scouted no-man's-land at the center of the battlefield, its metal skin sparkling.

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  • Instead, people from Gomez-Palacio were hired to scour (quietly) the Bolson for the missing missile while U.S. planes scouted from the air.

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  • I bet that one was about 35 miles an hour, but you know, you just don't want to be, you just don't want to be out and I've kind of scouted my area a little bit here, looking for anything lose that might smack me up side of the head while I'm standing out here.

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  • He had "scouted" all those trees, and no one was nigh.

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  • She "scouted" out the destination in February, following the Haitian earthquake, to make sure it was safe for the students to go.

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  • Patton would have "scouted" across the river in force, and then taken up positions on the other side of the Rhine.

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  • "I was pretty lucky; I played back there at free safety and I kind of scouted around pretty good and made some catches."

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  • Given all the political land mines that litter her personal narrative, it seems as if she was "scouted" for the "Jerry Springer Show" rather than vetted for a presidential race. Main RSS Feed

  • 314 SRO group "scouted" a pair of open seats in the 100 section, four rows from the ice. Feature Stories

  • I have seen an excited young groom staring his eyes out of his head at the Eton and Harrow match, and exclaiming with rapture at a good catch, "It was my young governor as 'scouted' that.

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