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scutter

[skuht-er] /ˈskʌt ər/
verb (used without object), noun, British Dialect.
1.
Origin of scutter
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85; variant of scuttle2
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  • Immediately there was a yell—a scutter—a run—a positive tumult.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • We saw him scutter along under the seats, and then we saw him come out away down the side of the tent and scoot.

    Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
  • Things boom overhead like bitterns, or scutter alongside like hares, or arise dripping and hissing from below like otters.

    Sea Warfare Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for scutter

scutter

/ˈskʌtə/
verb, noun
1.
(Brit) an informal word for scurry
Word Origin
C18: probably from scuttle², with -er1 as in scatter
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