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scut·ter

 (skŭt′ər)
intr.v. scut·tered, scut·ter·ing, scut·ters
To move with a clattering, scurrying sound: "The gun scutters over the tiles and lands against the molding of the hallway with a thump" (Scott Turow).

[Alteration of scuttle.]

scutter

(ˈskʌtə)
vb, n
Brit an informal word for scurry
[C18: probably from scuttle2, with -er1 as in scatter]

scut•ter

(ˈskʌt ər)

v.i.
Chiefly Brit. to scurry.
[1775–85; variant of scuttle2]

scutter


Past participle: scuttered
Gerund: scuttering

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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References in classic literature ?
Five minutes afterwards two breathless rabbits came scuttering away down Bull Banks, half carrying half dragging a sack between them, bumpetty bump over the grass.
There was a great jarring of brakes, a scuttering of locked wheels on the dry road, and the car came to a standstill a full yard from where he stood.
streets like the bookmark in a nineteenth-century novel, scuttering from
His former public persona suggested an aggressive cockiness which gave little hint of any depth to the man, other than ambition, a bantam scuttering about looking for recognition.
The idea came to French one evening when she saw a strange black shape scuttering across her kitchen counter and could not, at first, convince her partner that it was real.
And Natalie Clein's solo performance of Lutoslawski's fascinating Sacher Variation was utterly compelling in response to its scuttering note-patterns developing into broad melody, and with microtones which opened doors to glimpses of an utterly new tonal world.
I'd be giving out to him, because I love the horses to rest when the day is over - lights out and left alone - and he'd be there with all the lights on, scuttering around doing this or that.
Stevens and back of him the shadowy Mallarme that seems to haunt my work, Keres from his world scuttering in to attend the seance of each poem'.
It's there in the unruly mop of graying hair that froths above his temples like waves scuttering across the North Sea, as well as in his wiry build, aquiline nose and North Wind-chapped complexion.
Mrs Vigrass said: "The doctor said that if I hadn't used the cotton bud and stunned it, it could have damaged my ear while scuttering about.
I used to climb it too, 'fore I got more grown and not fit for such scuttering tricks.
In a single shot above the thronged backs of a herd of watering gazelles, in the upper third of the frame, we see a pack of cheetahs loping over the rim of the horizon line--a raggedy, straggling bunch, spread out in casual disarray, some glancing back over their shoulders, a couple scuttering down the slope in sideways advance; all of them looking scrawny and disreputable, moonfaced and faintly comical; none of them so much as sneaking a peek at the gazelles, just as the gazelles never seemed to acknowledge the presence of the cheetahs.