Definition of scud:
- A slight, sudden shower.
- A small flight of larks, or other birds, less than a flock.
- Any swimming amphipod crustacean.
- Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind.
- The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation.
- To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale, with little or no sail spread.
- To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward by something.
- To pass over quickly.
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A something, that is akin to the instinct of wild creatures warning them when to go north for the summer, when to go south for the winter, when to scud for shelter from coming storm, guides the old whaler across chartless seas.- "The Story of the Trapper", A. C. Laut.
- "Shawn of Skarrow", James Tandy Ellis.
Occasionally we managed really to scare one, and then it was a grand sight to see him open the throttle and scud away, his ears flat back, in the classical and correct attitude of the constantly recurring phrase of the ancients: " belly to earth he flew!"- "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.