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  • First by the fella who spotted her—he was staggering home from a party half scuttered, having a piss through the railings when he saw her.

    The Priest

  • Strangulated squeaks, beeps and atonal, dying samba rhythms scuttered into life.

    Simon Boccanegra; 63rd Aldeburgh festival

  • Startled, he jumped up though he was almost dozing, and scuttered back under the settee.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • And so Gregor, terrified, scuttered backwards to the other end of the settee, but was unable to prevent the front of the sheet from stirring slightly.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • I dropped into a shrub hedge on the other side and, in a half crouch, scuttered across the deserted cloister and along the convent wall.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • I dropped into a shrub hedge on the other side and, in a half crouch, scuttered across the deserted cloister and along the convent wall.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • I dropped into a shrub hedge on the other side and, in a half crouch, scuttered across the deserted cloister and along the convent wall.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • I dropped into a shrub hedge on the other side and, in a half crouch, scuttered across the deserted cloister and along the convent wall.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

  • I dropped into a shrub hedge on the other side and, in a half crouch, scuttered across the deserted cloister and along the convent wall.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

  • However, the Abbe presently came out, and at a word from him the witches scuttered down the stairs at his heels, leaving Francoise alone with her mistress.

    A Second Home

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