The sea had receded and scudded harmlessly onto the beach, the water sparkling in the sunlight.
They went away in empty rum puncheons, and scudded before the wind as far as the eye could reach, in the direction of Jamaica.
The moon shone clear, and the clouds that scudded across its face were few.
Then, by forcing the air from the forward tube, the Mermaid was reversed and scudded backward.
Out and up it went, while the runner on first, after one look, scudded for home.
With this she scudded to the lane, and gave Edouard the key.
Off they scudded and took refuge in a thicket of half-burnt pines.
I scudded through the village, passing from one end of the long street to the other.
Away we scudded, out of our course, but that could not be helped.
And then from out of the bushes beyond there scudded a thrush, perhaps the same as had called Dodo to the window.
"to move quickly," 1530s, of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of Middle English scut "rabbit, rabbit's tail," in reference to its movements (see scut (n.1)), but there are phonetic difficulties. Perhaps rather from a North Sea Germanic source akin to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schudden "to shake" (see quash). Related: Scudded; scudding. As a noun from c.1600, from the verb. It also was the NATO reporting name for a type of Soviet missile introduced in the 1960s.