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 for scuttle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scuttle \Scut"tle\, n. [AS. scutel a dish, platter; cf. Icel.
     skutill; both fr. L. scutella, dim. of scutra, scuta, a dish
     or platter; cf. scutum a shield. Cf. Skillet.]
     1. A broad, shallow basket.
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     2. A wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scuttle \Scut"tle\, v. i. [For scuddle, fr. scud.]
     To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to
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           With the first dawn of day, old Janet was scuttling
           about the house to wake the baron.       --Sir W.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scuttle \Scut"tle\, n.
     A quick pace; a short run. --Spectator.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scuttle \Scut"tle\ (sk[u^]t"t'l), n. [OF. escoutille, F.
     ['e]scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp.
     escotar to cut a thing so as to make it fit, to hollow a
     garment about the neck, perhaps originally, to cut a
     bosom-shaped piece out, and of Teutonic origin; cf. D. schoot
     lap, bosom, G. schoss, Goth. skauts the hem of a garnment.
     Cf. Sheet an expanse.]
     1. A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished
        with a lid. Specifically:
        (a) (Naut.) A small opening or hatchway in the deck of a
            ship, large enough to admit a man, and with a lid for
            covering it, also, a like hole in the side or bottom
            of a ship.
        (b) An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid.
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     2. The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a
        roof, wall, or the like.
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     Scuttle butt, or Scuttle cask (Naut.), a butt or cask
        with a large hole in it, used to contain the fresh water
        for daily use in a ship. --Totten.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scuttle \Scut"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scuttled
     (sk[u^]t"t'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Scuttling.]
     1. To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides
        of (as of a ship), for any purpose.
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     2. To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to
        scuttle a ship.
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     3. Hence: To defeat, frustrate, abandon, or cause to be
        abandoned; -- of plans, projects, actions, hopes; as, the
        review committee scuttled the project due to lack of

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto
           the fire [syn: scuttle, coal scuttle]
      2: an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway
         between decks of a ship [syn: hatchway, opening,
      v 1: to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the
           extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to
           higher ground" [syn: scurry, scamper, skitter,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  227 Moby Thesaurus words for "scuttle":
     French door, KO, amble, archway, back door, back out, bankrupt,
     barge, barway, be lost, boggle, bolt, bowl along, break, bulkhead,
     bundle, burst, burst of speed, bust, bustle, canter, capsize,
     career, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, chase, chicken,
     chicken out, clump, cook, crowd, dart, dash, dash off, dash on,
     dead run, defeat, desert under fire, dish, do for, do in, dogtrot,
     door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, double-time, drag, drive, droop,
     falter, festinate, fix, flank speed, flat-out speed, fling,
     flounce, flurry, flutter, foot, footslog, forced draft, founder,
     front door, full gallop, funk, funk out, gait, gallop, gate,
     gatepost, gateway, get cold feet, get going, get moving, go down,
     halt, hand gallop, haste, hasten, hatch, hatchway, headlong rush,
     heavy right foot, helter-skelter, hie, high lope, hippety-hop,
     hitch, hobble, hop, hump, hump it, hurry, hurry on, hurry through,
     hurry up, hurry-scurry, hurtle, hustle, impoverish, jog, jog trot,
     jolt, jump, keel, keel over, knock out, leap, limp, lintel,
     lock step, lope, lose courage, lose no time, lumber, lunge, lurch,
     make haste, maximum speed, mince, mincing steps, move quickly,
     open throttle, overset, overturn, pace, paddle, peg, piaffe,
     piaffer, pitchpole, plod, plunge, porch, portal, porte cochere,
     post, postern, prance, press on, propylaeum, push on, pylon, race,
     rack, roll, ruin, run, rush, rush through, sashay, saunter,
     scamper, scoot, scour, scramble, scud, scuff, scuffle, scurry,
     settle, shamble, shoot, shoot down, shuffle, side door, sidle,
     single-foot, sink, sink like lead, skedaddle, skip, slink, slither,
     slog, slouch, slowness, somersault, sprint, spurt, stagger, stalk,
     stamp, step, step on it, stile, stomp, storm door, straddle,
     straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump, swagger,
     swing, tear, threshold, tittup, toddle, tollgate, torpedo, totter,
     traipse, trap, trap door, tread, trip, trot, trudge, turn over,
     turn turtle, turnpike, turnstile, undo, upset, upset the boat,
     velocity, waddle, walk, wamble, wide-open speed, wiggle, wobble

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