He fell short of making this a precondition for talks, a requirement that had scuttled earlier attempts at negotiation.
Rep. Christopher Lee showed his abs, then scuttled his career, thanks to a Gawker exposé of his Craigslist adventures.
The dispute was settled with so many bombs and bullets that both plans were scuttled.
The couple quickly withdrew from the royal welcoming committee and scuttled off to an undisclosed location.
“This strategy seemed do-able and brilliant,” Salem nonetheless wrote of the scuttled scheme in his self-review.
They have scuttled the boat, Hugh, and mean to drown us like rats; the cowards.
At present she scuttled on ahead, conveniently out of their way.
Instantly the half-man rolled off the wall, on the outside, and heaving himself along on his hands, scuttled behind a tree-trunk.
The heads turned for a moment to look, then scuttled on with the utmost rapidity.
Also that the vessels which had been scuttled to save them from destruction must be raised, and delivered up to him.
"bucket," late Old English scutel "dish, platter," from Latin scutella "serving platter" (source also of French écuelle, Spanish escudilla, Italian scudella "a plate, bowl"), diminutive of scutra "flat tray, dish," perhaps related to scutum "shield" (see hide (n.1)).
A common Germanic borrowing from Latin (cf. Old Norse skutill, Middle Dutch schotel, Old High German scuzzila, German Schüssel "a dish"). Meaning "basket for sifting grain" is attested from mid-14c.; sense of "bucket for holding coal" first recorded 1849.
"scamper, scurry," mid-15c., probably related to scud (v.). Related: Scuttled; scuttling.
I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
[T.S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"]
"cut a hole in a ship to sink it," 1640s, from skottell (n.) "opening in a ship's deck" (late 15c.), from Middle French escoutille (Modern French écoutille) or directly from Spanish escotilla "hatchway," diminutive of escota "opening in a garment," from escotar "cut out," perhaps from e- "out" (see ex-) + Germanic *skaut-. Figurative use is recorded from 1888. Related: Scuttled; scuttling.