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 for scud
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scud \Scud\ (sk[u^]d), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scudded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Scudding.] [Dan. skyde to shoot, shove, push, akin
     to skud shot, gunshot, a shoot, young bough, and to E. shoot.
     [root]159. See Shoot.]
     1. To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward
        by something.
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              The first nautilus that scudded upon the glassy
              surface of warm primeval oceans.      --I. Taylor.
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              The wind was high; the vast white clouds scudded
              over the blue heaven.                 --Beaconsfield.
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     2. (Naut.) To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale,
        with little or no sail spread.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scud \Scud\, v. t.
     To pass over quickly. [R.] --Shenstone.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scud \Scud\, n.
     1. The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with
        precipitation.
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     2. Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind.
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              Borne on the scud of the sea.         --Longfellow.
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              The scud was flying fast above us, throwing a veil
              over the moon.                        --Sir S.
                                                    Baker.
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     3. A slight, sudden shower. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
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     4. (Zool.) A small flight of larks, or other birds, less than
        a flock. [Prov. Eng.]
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     5. (Zool.) Any swimming amphipod crustacean.
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     Storm scud. See the Note under Cloud.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scud
      n 1: the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale) [syn:
           scud, scudding]
      v 1: run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the
           yard" [syn: dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash,
           shoot]
      2: run before a gale [syn: scud, rack]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  167 Moby Thesaurus words for "scud":
     Cloudcuckooland, alto-cumulus, alto-stratus, anvil cloud,
     banner cloud, billowy cloud, blast, blow, bolt, brash, breakers,
     burst, burst of rain, burst of speed, canter, cap cloud, career,
     cirro-cumulus, cirro-fillum, cirro-nebula, cirro-stratus,
     cirro-velum, cirrus, cirrus cloud, cirrus haze, cirrus stripe,
     cloud, cloud band, cloud bank, cloud drift, cloud mass,
     cloud street, cloudburst, cloudland, cloudling, cloudscape,
     cocktail, collar, cottony cloud, cumulo-cirro-stratus,
     cumulo-cirrus, cumulo-nimbus, cumulo-stratus, cumulus,
     cumulus cloud, curl cloud, dart, dash, dead run, deluge, dogtrot,
     downfall, downflow, downpour, drencher, drift, flank speed,
     flat-out speed, flaw, fleecy cloud, fling, float, flood, flurry,
     fly, foam, foot, forced draft, fractocumulus, froth, full gallop,
     gallop, ghost, glide, gushing rain, gust, hand gallop, haste,
     hasten, head, headlong rush, heavy rain, heavy right foot, hie,
     high fog, high lope, hump, hump it, hurry, hurtle, jog trot,
     lather, lope, mackerel sky, make haste, mammatocumulus,
     maximum speed, meringue, mousse, mushroom cloud, nimbus,
     nimbus cloud, offscum, open throttle, plash, plow the deep, plunge,
     post, pour, puff, race, rain cloud, rainburst, rainspout,
     rainstorm, ride, ride the sea, run, rush, sail, scamper, scoot,
     scour, scramble, scum, scurry, scuttle, sea foam, shoot, skedaddle,
     skim, slip, snail cloud, soaker, soaking rain, soapsuds, souffle,
     spate, speed, spindrift, spoondrift, spout, spray, sprint, spume,
     spurt, squall cloud, step on it, stinging, storm cloud,
     strato-cumulus, stratus, stratus cloud, suds, surf, tear,
     thundercloud, thunderhead, torrent of rain, trot, walk the waters,
     water carrier, waterspout, white water, wide-open speed, wind gust,
     woolpack
  
  

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