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  • v. Present participle of scud.
  • n. The action of the verb to scud.
  • adj. That scuds or scud.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In leather manufacturing, the process of removing scud by scraping with a knife. See scud, 8.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)


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  • A truck door clicks open but Boland pulls himself onward, the rubbery soles of his Chuck Taylors scudding at the asphalt.

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  • But it had never occurred to me that fish and chips was as much a part of the environment as the winds off the North Sea and the bruised, scudding clouds.

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  • The clouds were scudding low, the breaks here and there cast in golden light from the slanting sun.

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  • High puffy clouds were scudding fast across the deep blue sky.


  • Since we had begun scudding she had ceased to take the seas over her bow, but amidships they broke fast and furious.

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  • Holly tried offering him the tiger again, but this time he knocked it out of her hand and sent it scudding across the tile.

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  • Wolffer threw a bash in their Italianate manor house, the moon and scudding clouds appearing on cue over the vineyard.

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  • We think that the bird got hit by a mortar round as it was coming in and, in the confusion and scudding cloud cover, the pilot picked the wrong hill or he did it because he had no choice.

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  • Gainsborough's Lake District is a vision seen on the inner eye: his mountains become metaphors, the angle of the Langdales' slope reversed to align with wind-blown trees and scudding clouds.

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  • A swirling band of long-tailed tits, so diminutively pretty, flitted through branches of the oaks before scudding off to a thicket of gorse.

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