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 for Scudding
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
        by something.
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              The first nautilus that scudded upon the glassy
              surface of warm primeval oceans.      --I. Taylor.
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              The wind was high; the vast white clouds scudded
              over the blue heaven.                 --Beaconsfield.
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     2. (Naut.) To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale,
        with little or no sail spread.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scudding
      n 1: the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale) [syn:
           scud, scudding]

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