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scut 1

 (skŭt)
n.
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

 (skŭt)
n. Informal
Routine or tedious work often viewed as menial.

[Short for scutwork.]

scut

(skʌt)
n
(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]

scut

(skʌt)

n.
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
Translations

scut

[skʌt] Nrabito m (esp de conejo)

scut

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.
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Some physicians may think these tasks are just scut work, but they are essential to developing a safe, efficient high-reliability organization (HRO) that can avoid catastrophe in a real crisis or emergency.
Money spent by tourism, conventions and meeting attendees in Utah decreased the average household tax burden by $1,012 scut year because visitors came here, they spent money, paid sales tax and then went home.
Measurements of continuous characters are maximal lengths, with the following attributes recorded and abbreviations used: AI, II, AIII and AIV = first, second, third and fourth antennal segments; Cun = cuneus; CunClyp =distance between apex of cuneus to apex of clypeus; InterOc = interocular distance; Pron = Pronotum; and, Scut = scutellum.
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Much can be learned just by hanging around an operation, and newbies must expect to do some scut work.