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scutter

[skuht-er] /ˈskʌt ər/
verb (used without object), noun, British Dialect
1.
Origin of scutter
1775-1785
1775-85; variant of scuttle2
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  • Things boom overhead like bitterns, or scutter alongside like hares, or arise dripping and hissing from below like otters.

    Sea Warfare Rudyard Kipling
  • Immediately there was a yell—a scutter—a run—a positive tumult.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • We saw him scutter along under the seats, and then we saw him come out away down the side of the tent and scoot.

    Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
British Dictionary definitions for scutter

scutter

/ˈskʌtə/
verb, noun
1.
(Brit) an informal word for scurry
Word Origin
C18: probably from scuttle², with -er1 as in scatter
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