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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Scud \Scud\ (sk[u^]d), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scudded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Scudding.] [Dan. skyde to shoot, shove, push, akin
to skud shot, gunshot, a shoot, young bough, and to E. shoot.
[root]159. See Shoot.]
1. To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward
The first nautilus that scudded upon the glassy
surface of warm primeval oceans. --I. Taylor.
The wind was high; the vast white clouds scudded
over the blue heaven. --Beaconsfield.
2. (Naut.) To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale,
with little or no sail spread.
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