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scurrying

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj scurrying moving with great haste "affection for this hurrying driving...little man","lashed the scurrying horses"
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Usage

In literature:

As they were scurrying away he struck at them and cut off a leg of one of the cats.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
With the triple agility of health, youth, and indignation, I scurry away through the melancholy grass, and the heaped and fallen leaves, home.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
Jack rabbits and cotton-tails scurried across our path and dodged into thickets.
"Byways Around San Francisco Bay" by William E. Hutchinson
The two impressions had scurried swiftfooted, into her mind together, and there they remained.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
He scurried up Elm Park Gardens like a boy in the warm, fresh air, and stopped a taxi.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
Greg got his precious letter with a snatch and a squeak, and scurried off with it.
"Us and the Bottleman" by Edith Ballinger Price
In comparison with His calm steady movements, these leaders run scurrying around, here and there, like headless hens.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
Where there was one, there are now two ghostly figures scurrying to redoubled disaster.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
So scurry away as fast as you can, and a merry, merry Christmas when you awake!
"Christmas Entertainments" by Alice Maude Kellogg
She put it down with a clatter of the falling handle and scurried off.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
Unfortunately, many had left their canteens in camp, but after getting a drink they scurried away for that jewel of the soldier, the canteen.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Shifting gusts drove the waters of Tahoe scurrying first this way, then that.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
A loud snort almost at his elbow, and a rush of scurrying shapes, startled him almost into crying aloud.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Like fireflies the lights of vessels scurried through the blackness.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
Contenting themselves with the arms, ammunition, and scalps of the troopers, the Indians had scurried away on the instant.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
Half a mile below the enemy ship was vainly scurrying around an empty sky.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
The result of this conference sent Chicken Little scurrying in to her mother.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Four other trucks scurried out after it.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Think of them moving, scurrying about among those lights.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Then they winked out, and there was nothing left upon the scaffolding but lancing flames and scurrying shadows.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
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In poetry:

Shall, at the horizon,
Its ring of pale azure,
Its scurry of white clouds,
Meet in the sunlight.
"March" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
With ears pricked up and cautious mien
They come to see. When they have seen,
They snort and turn and off they scurry
In a contemptuous desperate hurry.
"Curiosity" by Mary Tourtel
She claps her hands, and her henchman hurries
West of the sunset sheen:
'Tis he who comes when a mist-wrack scurries,
Skirting the deep ravine;
And my heart is stirred by the loving word
He carries me from my queen.
"A Song" by Barcroft Henry Boake
The silent forests
have the only, gently resounding
music I can abide:
torrential blue downpours wash away the footprints –
with leaves and more leaves, all copper, to cover them –
the scurrying footprints of shimmering Lady Luck.
"The Hunter" by Jurgis Blekaitis
With hurry and scurry and skip and hop,
And talking in verse the live-long time,
(For they'd got in the habit and couldn't stop,)
They traveled the scallopy road of Rhyme,
The wandering road of much renown
That leads from Zodiac Town.
"December" by Nancy Byrd Turner
When the waking waters rise from their beds of snow, under the hill,
In little rooms of stone where they sleep when icicles reign,
The April breezes scurry through woodlands, saying
Awaken roots under cover of soil — it is Spring again."
"Epilogue" by Edgar Lee Masters

In news:

Few things make publishers and agents scurry away faster than short stories.
Wild turkeys scurry across a road.
All of the 50 to 60 workers who were feared dead after a mudslide saved themselves by scurrying up a hillside just before the avalanche tore through a valley in the Peruvian Andes, the authorities said today.
WOONSOCKET- Mary A (Coleman) Scurry, 67, of South St, died January 31, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center, with her family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Clarence E Scurry who passed away in 2009.
Brandi Chastain, Briana Scurry and Tony DiCicco are joining ESPN as studio analysts for this summer's Women's World Cup in Germany.
Chastain and Scurry were members of the 1999 US team that won the World Cup, and DiCicco was its coach.
What is a scurry, and how do you do it.
Sheep, Chicks and Geese Scurry at the County Fair.
Scurry Not Happy to Concede First WPS (Own) Goal.
Learn about hunting the scurrying squirrel.
Was to scurry from one machine to another, pouring a cupful of soap into each.
We scurry tirelessly in an unspoken race to whatever end we face at life's final hour.
Players scurried to the team bus, temporarily shielding themselves from the January chill.
The Lafayette Parish School System is scurrying to accommodate the exploding population of students in Youngsville.
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