Scud

Definition of Scud

Pronunciation: skŭd
v. i.1.To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward by something.
[imp. & p. p. Scudded; p. pr. & vb. n. Scudding.]
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.
v. t.1.To pass over quickly.
n.1.The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation.
2.Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind.
Borne on the scud of the sea.
- Longfellow.
The scud was flying fast above us, throwing a veil over the moon.
- Sir S. Baker.
3.A slight, sudden shower.
4.(Zool.) A small flight of larks, or other birds, less than a flock.
5.(Zool.) Any swimming amphipod crustacean.
Storm scud
See the Note under Cloud.

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