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scud

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

scudv. i. [Dan. skyde to shoot, shove, push, akin to skud shot, gunshot, a shoot, young bough, and to E. shoot. Shoot.].
  •  To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward by something.  [1913 Webster]
    "The first nautilus that scudded upon the glassy surface of warm primeval oceans."  [1913 Webster]
    "The wind was high; the vast white clouds scudded over the blue heaven."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale, with little or no sail spread.  [1913 Webster]
scudv. t. 
     To pass over quickly.  Shenstone.  [1913 Webster]
scudn. 
  •  The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind.  [1913 Webster]
    "Borne on the scud of the sea."  [1913 Webster]
    "The scud was flying fast above us, throwing a veil over the moon."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A slight, sudden shower.  Wright.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A small flight of larks, or other birds, less than a flock.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any swimming amphipod crustacean.  [1913 Webster]
Storm scud. See the Note under Cloud.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scud, v. & n.
--v.intr. (scudded, scudding)
1 fly or run straight, fast, and lightly; skim along.
2 Naut. run before the wind.
--n.
1 a spell of scudding.
2 a scudding motion.
3 vapoury driving clouds.
4 a driving shower; a gust.
5 wind-blown spray.

Etymology
perh. alt. of SCUT, as if to race like a hare

THESAURUS

scud

Cloudcuckooland, alto-cumulus, alto-stratus, anvil cloud, banner cloud, billowy cloud, blast, blow, bolt, brash, breakers, burst, burst of rain, burst of speed, canter, cap cloud, career, cirro-cumulus, cirro-fillum, cirro-nebula, cirro-stratus, cirro-velum, cirrus, cirrus cloud, cirrus haze, cirrus stripe, cloud, cloud band, cloud bank, cloud drift, cloud mass, cloud street, cloudburst, cloudland, cloudling, cloudscape, cocktail, collar, cottony cloud, cumulo-cirro-stratus, cumulo-cirrus, cumulo-nimbus, cumulo-stratus, cumulus, cumulus cloud, curl cloud, dart, dash, dead run, deluge, dogtrot, downfall, downflow, downpour, drencher, drift, flank speed, flat-out speed, flaw, fleecy cloud, fling, float, flood, flurry, fly, foam, foot, forced draft, fractocumulus, froth, full gallop, gallop, ghost, glide, gushing rain, gust, hand gallop, haste, hasten, head, headlong rush, heavy rain, heavy right foot, hie, high fog, high lope, hump, hump it, hurry, hurtle, jog trot, lather, lope, mackerel sky, make haste, mammatocumulus, maximum speed, meringue, mousse, mushroom cloud, nimbus, nimbus cloud, offscum, open throttle, plash, plow the deep, plunge, post, pour, puff, race, rain cloud, rainburst, rainspout, rainstorm, ride, ride the sea, run, rush, sail, scamper, scoot, scour, scramble, scum, scurry, scuttle, sea foam, shoot, skedaddle, skim, slip, snail cloud, soaker, soaking rain, soapsuds, souffle, spate, speed, spindrift, spoondrift, spout, spray, sprint, spume, spurt, squall cloud, step on it, stinging, storm cloud, strato-cumulus, stratus, stratus cloud, suds, surf, tear, thundercloud, thunderhead, torrent of rain, trot, walk the waters, water carrier, waterspout, white water, wide-open speed, wind gust, woolpack

ROGET THESAURUS

scud

Navigation

VB sail, put to sea, take ship, get under way, set sail, spread sail, spread canvas, gather way, have way on, make sail, carry sail, plow the waves, plow the deep, plow the main, plow the ocean, walk the waters, navigate, warp, luff, scud, boom, kedge, drift, course, cruise, coast, hug the shore, hug the land, circumnavigate, ply the oar, row, paddle, pull, scull, punt, steam, swim, float, buffet the waves, ride the storm, skim, effleurer, dive, wade, fly, be wafted, hover, soar, flutter, jet, orbit, rocket, take wing, take a flight, take off, ascend, blast off, land, alight, wing one's flight, wing one's way, aviate, parachute, jump, glide.

Velocity

VB move quickly, trip, fisk, speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle, scud, scuddle, scour, scour the plain, scamper, run like mad, beat it, fly, race, run a race, cut away, shot, tear, whisk, zoom, swoosh, sweep, skim, brush, cut along, bowl along, barrel along, barrel, scorch, burn up the track, rush, dash on, dash off, dash forward, bolt, trot, gallop, amble, troll, bound, flit, spring, dart, boom, march in quick time, march in double time, ride hard, get over the ground, hurry, accelerate, put on, quicken, quicken one's pace, mend one's pace, clap spurs to one's horse, make haste, make rapid strides, make forced marches, make the best of one's way, put one's best leg foremost, stir one's stumps, wing one's way, set off at a score, carry sail, crowd sail, go off like a shot, go like a shot, go ahead, gain ground, outstrip the wind, fly on the wings of the wind, keep up with, keep pace with, outstrip, outmarch.

River

N river, running water, jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau, sluice, water spout, water fall, cascade, force, foss, lin, linn, ghyll, Niagara, cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm, debacle, inundation, deluge, chute, washout, rain, rainfall, serein, shower, scud, downpour, driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst, hyetology, hyetography, predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin, mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash, dropping, falling weather, northeaster, hurricane, typhoon, stream, course, flux, flow, profluence, effluence, defluxion, flowing, current, tide, race, coulee, spring, artesian well, fount, fountain, rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet, streamlet, brooklet, branch, runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river, reach, tributary, geyser, spout, waterspout, body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash, spring tide, high tide, full tide, bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre, fresh, freshet, indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow, confluence, corrivation, wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerythmon gelasma, beach comber, riffle, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps, rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydraulicostatics, rain gauge, flowmeter, pegology, irrigation, pump, watering pot, watering cart, hydrant, syringe, garden hose, lawn spray, bhisti, mussuk, fluent, diffluent, profluent, affluent, tidal, flowing, meandering, meandry, meandrous, fluvial, fluviatile, streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous, stillatitious, for men may come and men may go but I go on foreve, that old man river, he just keeps rolling along.

Bubble

N bubble; cloud, bubble, foam, froth, head, spume, lather, suds, spray, surf, yeast, barm, spindrift, cloud, vapor, fog, mist, haze, steam, geyser, scud, messenger, rack, nimbus, cumulus, woolpack, cirrus, stratus, cirrostratus, cumulostratus, cirrocumulus, mackerel sky, mare's tale, dirty sky, curl cloud, frost smoke, thunderhead, nephelognosy, nephograph, nephology, effervescence, fermentation, bubbling, nebula, cloudliness, nebulosity, bubbling, frothy, nappy, effervescent, sparkling, mousseux, frothy, up, cloudy, thunderheaded, vaporous, nebulous, overcast, the lowring element scowls o'er the darkened lands.


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