Cooper took it all in stride, scuttling off-stage and layering back up with coat and gloves.
La Toya quietly cut a deal for her own Barbara Walters interview, scuttling a plan for a family-wide ABC special.
These faceless and thankfully fangless insects might at first give the comic impression of scuttling in search of food.
She growled fiercely, cuffing her cubs right and left and sending them scuttling and whining off into the bushes.
He went to the sled, untethered the dogs, and sent them scuttling up the ravine.
Twice they heard a sloshing a few feet away, and then the scuttling of an unseen animal.
It was the scuttling of the feet of the townspeople as they ran to meet the procession.
Twice between three o'clock and breakfast time he met the Housekeeper scuttling along the halls on the same sniffy errand.
Some figures are seen in the distance, scuttling along a narrow lane.
There was a scuttling of frightened feet in every direction.
"bucket," late Old English scutel "dish, platter," from Latin scutella "serving platter" (source also of French écuelle, Spanish escudilla, Italian scudella "a plate, bowl"), diminutive of scutra "flat tray, dish," perhaps related to scutum "shield" (see hide (n.1)).
A common Germanic borrowing from Latin (cf. Old Norse skutill, Middle Dutch schotel, Old High German scuzzila, German Schüssel "a dish"). Meaning "basket for sifting grain" is attested from mid-14c.; sense of "bucket for holding coal" first recorded 1849.
"scamper, scurry," mid-15c., probably related to scud (v.). Related: Scuttled; scuttling.
I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
[T.S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"]
"cut a hole in a ship to sink it," 1640s, from skottell (n.) "opening in a ship's deck" (late 15c.), from Middle French escoutille (Modern French écoutille) or directly from Spanish escotilla "hatchway," diminutive of escota "opening in a garment," from escotar "cut out," perhaps from e- "out" (see ex-) + Germanic *skaut-. Figurative use is recorded from 1888. Related: Scuttled; scuttling.