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scut 1

A short erect tail, as that of a hare, rabbit, or deer.

[Early Modern English; probably akin to Middle English scut, short, of unknown origin.]

scut 2

n. Informal
Routine or tedious work often viewed as menial.

[Short for scutwork.]


(Zoology) the short tail of animals such as the deer and rabbit
[C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse skutr end of a vessel, Icelandic skott tail]



a short tail, esp. of a hare, rabbit, or deer.
[1400–50; late Middle English: hare < Old Norse skutr stern]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scut - a short erect tail
tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
rabbit, cony, coney - any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers


[skʌt] Nrabito m (esp de conejo)


nStummelschwanz m; (of rabbit also)Blume f (Hunt); (of deer also)Wedel m (Hunt)
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The two borzois of the huntsman who had sighted him, having been the nearest, were the first to see and pursue him, but they had not gone far before Ilagin's red-spotted Erza passed them, got within a length, flew at the hare with terrible swiftness aiming at his scut, and, thinking she had seized him, rolled over like a ball.
Again the beautiful Erza reached him, but when close to the hare's scut paused as if measuring the distance, so as not to make a mistake this time but seize his hind leg.
Chaetotaxy: 1 pprn with 3-5 setulae around it, 1 strong dc and another about half its length just in front of it, acrs undifferentiated from scutal setulae except short prscut pair, setulae in 8-10 irregular rows at level of transverse scutal suture; 1 posthu, 1 short sa and 1 strong pa, scut with 2 pairs of marginals, subapical pair longer, disc of scut with 14 scattered setulae, anepisternum with 1 seta at middle of posterior margin and a short seta above it; katepisternum with 1 seta at upper margin, each with several pale setulae in front, more numerous on anepisternum.
As a result of this widespread integration of SolidWorks and COSMOS/Works in their instructional programs, several SCUT faculty plan to author three books about 3D design using SolidWorks software.
Diagnosis: Extensively greyish black species with brown third antennal segment and tarsomeres of all legs yellow in [male] but often brown in [female], scut setae longer than length of scut, ep shiny dark brown contrasting with the pale cerc; surs unusual, with very short lobes and bilobed distiph projecting backwards rather than forwards.
Political groups spend too much time angling for credit and knocking their rivals, too little time doing the scut work of local organizing.
Reserves: Armitage Shanks (M), Azzurri Florence (M), Catunda Valerie, Claymore Crash, Drumna Queen, Glenburn Duke, Havana Tops, Jumeirah Cruiser, Mill Star (M), Millroad Rambler (M), Motto's Scut (M), Pine Wave, Slaneyside Dude, Suncroft Becky (M), Your Memories.
Hares sat up and looked at them, deer showed a pale scut as they bounded away.
Alicia Cote isn't quite menacing enough, nor physically intimidating, to pull off the role of the schoolyard bully Scut Farcus, but she's the only questionable casting choice in a stellar show.
Darnell Suttles) rarely speaks and occupies his own place on the bench while the team's rookie, labeled Young Boy (Amad Jackson) is the player singled out to make beer runs and perform scut work - at least until he starts carrying his weight on the field.
57 (640m Handicap): Shiloh's Diamond (10), Exiled (8), Motto's Scut (M) (7), Peppered Snowy (M) (5), Delphin Lola (M) (5), Jamas Opinion (Scr).
10 (450m): Killiney Crash, Mick's Mint, Rathea Ranger, Lost Harry (M), Sky Lantern (M), Slane Jolly, Kevinsfort Vera, Ballyridge Blue (M), Daisyfield Gypsy (M), Son of Pat (M), Motts Scut (M).