I saw Daniel the Mystic scramble to his feet and skitter about.
skitter and spit dust—use it all, but keep us clear for three minutes!
He came up at once, and with two-thirds of his body out of the water he began to skitter toward us.
Moving another notch down caused the picture to skitter back and forth on the screen.
He divided with me, told me to fasten one upon the end of my line and skitter it over the water.
"to run rapidly," 1845, frequentative of skite "to dart, run quickly" (1721), perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skjota "to shoot, launch, move quickly, avoid (a blow)," or Norwegian dialectal skutla "glide rapidly"); see skittish. As a noun from 1905.
To move about rapidly; scamper: where the poor skitter around the doll's house on the hill like so many rats among garbage (1845+)