Janet leaned back in her chair and gazed 119at the scudding white clouds far overhead.
A boat shaped like a long leaf was scudding before the wind.
I declare, if she hasn't redeveloped her propensity for scudding, Blanchie!
A sea fog was scudding overhead, and by degrees descending lower.
In the dark branches of the trees the wind whistled mournfully, and the scudding clouds were precursory of rain.
Fig. 150 shows the position of the booms when scudding with a schooner and yawl.
But Mary had vanished into the hall and with lowered head was scudding through the shrubbery to the barn.
Most of them were motionless; some, however, seemed to be scudding onward.
Presently the moon came out, sailing high among the scudding clouds, flashing bright in the clear intervals.
It did not appear to blow so hard when they were scudding along with the wind.
"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.