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  • v. Present participle of scuttle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See the quotation.


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  • But being seen hoping for economic catastrophe is also politically risky, so the only recourse is to lie like a truckload of Persian Carpets about what they are trying to do in scuttling effective economic policy. zic Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Ever-Bolder GOP

  • Hayley cringed at the idea of scuttling around for a second time, in an even more difficult airport.

    Calling A Dead Man

  • Grabbing the bare necessities (a couple of pistols, a few Uzi submachine guns, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and a lot of spare ammunition) I rolled off the bed onto the floor with the idea of scuttling into the closet to cringe in a defensive posture, bristling with weapons, making my enemies stop and think before killing me, giving me, I figure, a additional three more seconds to live!

  • GRACE: Wait, they ` re kind of scuttling around pretty quickly.

    CNN Transcript Dec 25, 2009

  • Now the scrap yard has filed suit, accusing the tugboat crew of "scuttling" the ship.


  • GRACE: Well, they ` re kind of scuttling around pretty quickly.

    CNN Transcript Dec 25, 2006

  • Shona Lowe, an anti-piracy spokeswoman, said the HDMS Absalon - the Danish flagship of the three-vessel NATO flotilla in the region - disrupted a pirate operation by "scuttling" one of the large boats used by Somali gangs to transport attack teams to piracy hunting areas far off the coast.

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  • The "fraudulent sale" of BC Rail involved that team, I believe, in calculated lying to the public, in "scuttling" BC Rail to destroy its value, in paying huge sums of money to prepare the fraudulent evaluation for the sale, and then to conduct a fraudulent, expensive, "open, public auction".

    Vive Le Canada - All Stories - Vive Le Canada

  • Joey T was unconscious, and Dikeman started scuttling back toward the corner, like a beach crab.

    Kings of Colorado

  • Then, just when I thought I was safe, done scuttling through thousands and thousands of square feet of merchandise, even beyond the checkouts ... there lay the Swedish Market and Bistro.

    The only reason to go to Ikea...


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