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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.]
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(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]
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a short tail, esp. of a hare, rabbit, or deer.
[1400–50; late Middle English: hare < Old Norse skutr stern]
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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
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[skʌt] Nrabito m (esp de conejo)
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nStummelschwanz m; (of rabbit also)Blume f (Hunt); (of deer also)Wedel m (Hunt)
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Distance between apical scutellar setae 90% (92%) of that between apical and basal setae; basal scutellar setae divergent; scut index = 0.8 (1.4).
And so they went back to the house to inform the guests that the dispute over Scut and Falcon had been put to rest at last.
As the Ninth Seat she was probably bringing in the coffee and doing the scut work but it is another link to be exploited.
FAISALABAD -- The South China University of Technology (SCUT) and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Tuesday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the areas of academia and research to get benefit from each other experiences.
In the past two decades, these chores have been replaced by a new kind of scut work: treating a large number of patients (to help maintain hospital"throughput") while juggling an expanding load of administrative chores.
This is called running scut; it includes running specimens to the lab, wheeling patients to x-ray, drawing blood, fetching lab results, doing chart work, and learning a lot in spite of the grunt work.
This is called running scut, and it includes running specimens to the lab, wheeling patients to x-ray sessions, drawing blood, fetching lab results, doing much chart work (completing the chart is the most important thing), and learning a lot in spite of the grunt work.
In the hospital, our tasks include, but are not limited to: interviewing and examining patients, writing on charts, reading up on our cases, racking our brain for the correct diagnoses and best possible treatments, monitoring each of our patients anywhere from every 15 minutes to every four hours (taking the blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, temperature, and anything else deemed necessary), extracting blood, inserting IV cannulas, doing scut work, reassuring and/or comforting relatives, accomplishing paperwork, and answering to our seniors.