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scudding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scudding the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scudding In leather manufacturing, the process of removing scud by scraping with a knife. See scud, 8.
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Usage

In literature:

After he was gone, Stephanie sat up and gazed for a long, long time at the scud of water leaping past the porthole.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
She had been stopped by the English ship, and now the old schooner was starting to scud before the blast of a hurricane.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Sea" by Laura Lee Hope
They easily found room, grown tiny now and light as the chaff that scuds before the winnowing-fan.
"The Well of Saint Clare" by Anatole France
Scudding under bare poles was dramatic also.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
As it was, the dogs scudded along before the wind much of the time on the gallop.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
See how they're scudding away at the southward even now.
"A Daughter of the Sioux" by Charles King
The sky grew dark; clouds scudded overhead as the disciples plodded along the dusty road.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
The night was intensely dark; not a star twinkled through the storm clouds that scudded across the sky.
"The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle" by Laura Lee Hope
The round of the little valley was a glittering green bowl filled with pink cloud scuds.
"Golden Stories" by Various
Somewhere, high above the black rocks and the flying scud, was hope throned in the blessed sunshine.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
There Was nothing to do but scud for open sea.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Dorothy saw a little mouse scud before her; then in an instant the princess had him!
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
I see a light scud creeping up from leeward, behind us, with the waves fringing up into a curl before it.
"Fritz and Eric" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Our boat scudded along merrily, Hall keeping her a steady course, well up to the wind.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
Brittlesea was thirty miles astern when he at length awoke and went on deck, and the schooner was scudding along under a stiff breeze.
"The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant" by W. W. Jacobs
He scudded along bravely, running with the land toward the East and North.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
Banked clouds scudded across the sky in squadrons.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
It was a night of scudding clouds, through which gleamed occasionally a fugitive moon.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Past Tamalpais we scudded and through the narrows, out to the fresh Pacific like a bloodhound taking the scent.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
A wild and leprous moon sometimes shone through the troubled clouds of scudding sleet.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
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In poetry:

Swift from the dim horizon
The dark sails scud for the land.
Look, how the rain-cloud drops its fringe
About us on either hand!
"Thora" by Celia Laighton Thaxter
Across the smooth, extended plain,
By rushing stream and broad lagoon,
On shady height and sunny dale,
Wherever scuds the balmy gale
Or gleams the autumn moon:
"Harvest Hymn" by Charles Sangster
As the fierce lion flees, and quits his prey,
Soon as the crowing of a cock he hears:
So does the fell destroyer scud away,
Whene'er our faith-fraught prayers pierce his ears.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
At length a scud, like geese before a storm,
Flits swift athwart the sky its dragon-form.
The conscious mariner, with warning call,
As if alarm'd, cries out, A squall! a squall!
"Ethic Strains, On Subjects Sublime And Beautiful - Part III" by Thomas Odiorne
WILD rider of grey clouds, beneath whose breath
The stars dissolve in mist, or rain, or sleet;
Who chariotest the scudding, years to death,
Beneath thy driven tempests' clanging feet!
"The Poet's Prayer To The Evening Wind" by Ernest Jones
That night the Captain stood holding to on the shrouds,
While scudding across the sky were thick angry clouds
And the ship was running unsteady before the wind,
And the Captain was drunk must be borne in mind.
"Bill Bowls, the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A North Korean mock Scud-B missile, center, and other South Korean mock missiles are displayed at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 4, 2009.
Yacht Scud surrounded by jumping rays in the South Pacific.
Newport 'tornado' spotted by Downe Township fire chief deemed likely scud cloud by National Weather Service.
Wall, scud, shelf and other scary looking clouds.
The 316th ESC Rifle Team took part in the 21-gun salute at a memorial to remember those killed in a 1991 SCUD missile attack.
Insurgents Kill 7 Near Baghdad, Gadhafi's Forces Launch Scud Missile at Rebels.
Nonetheless, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said there is a "high likelihood" that Hezbollah has the Scuds already.
Hezbollah, which fought a war with Israel in 2006, has been able to strike cities and towns in northern Israel only with short-range missiles, but Scuds would allow it to attack Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Took a #12 pink scud on a cool April morning.
I caught this beauty on a #16 gray scud on October.
I caught this beauty on a #16 gray scud on October 30th.
Will Saddam Scud Jimmy Kimmel.
At the regular meeting of the Marquette City Commission, Police officially swore in the department's two new drug dogs, Frodo and Scud.
US officials say the Assad dictatorship has fired Scud missiles at the rebels.
Syria Denies Using Scuds Against Rebels.
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In science:

The waves on the seashore, the clouds scudding across the sky, the complexity of the Mandelbrot set — observing these, one is made aware of limits on what we can practically compute.
Definability in the Real Universe
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