When they came to a stop Ruth tumbled out first, then the Judge and his lady followed, scuffing along as best they could.
“Hey,” he said as he came through the door, scuffing at the lock with his key for a minute or two first.
Shrieks and scuffing acquainted those without that the journeymen were earning their hire.
Jem Three, scuffing barefoot through the sandy soil, met this radiant dream-maiden with the exalted mien.
And across the great room, from the same passage where he had entered, Chet heard again the sound of bare, scuffing feet.
Even the heavy old rug had been worn shabby by the scuffing of his father's feet.
The alien was outlined there as he went out; then he himself was scuffing through sand close upon another death scene.
They looked back at her for a moment, scuffing their feet in the dirt and not saying anything.
The English genius makes the vitals plain by scuffing the technicalities away.
I got six huskies running loose outside, so if you hear 'em scuffing around you'll know it's not the wolves.
1768, "to walk (through or over something) without raising the feet," from Scottish, probably from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse skufa, skyfa "to shove, push aside," from PIE *skeubh- "to shove" (see shove (v.)). Meaning "injure the surface of" is from 1897. Related: Scuffed; scuffing. As a noun from 1824.