• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Scutter skut′ėr to run hastily: to scurry
    • n Scutter a hasty run
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In literature:

The dog's endeavour to avoid him was unsuccessful; as I guessed by a scutter down-stairs, and a prolonged, piteous yelping.
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte
He was wild with excitement, and Vixen, as usual, squealed and scuttered and scooted, and took charge of the procession.
"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
The rats, perhaps, that scutter in the wainscot.
"Christmas Entertainments" by Alice Maude Kellogg
He heard the scuttering rush start, and, with the shock of combat, his carefully prearranged plan of battle quite fled his mercurial mind.
"Kindred of the Dust" by Peter B. Kyne
Scutter's "Atlas Novus", 156.
"Notes & Queries, Index of Volume 1" by Various
Miss Ingate scuttered to Audrey.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
Things boom overhead like bitterns, or scutter alongside like hares, or arise dripping and hissing from below like otters.
"Sea Warfare" by Rudyard Kipling
Peter scuttered underneath the bushes.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
A rabbit dashed out of the cave and scuttered away along the cliff base.
"The Beach of Dreams" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
He heard the sound of scuttering feet as his enemies withdrew.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Peter scuttered underneath the bushes.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Behold him, then, one raw March morning, scuttering along the road that leads from Arles to Salon, in Provence.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Had I been the image of a saint, somebody would have heard of it, I warrant you, when that spider began scuttering up and down my nose.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
We see squirrels leaping about and scuttering up the trunks.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Not even the faint scuttering of vermin rewarded him.
"When the Sleepers Woke" by Arthur Leo Zagat
She scuttered along the hedge like a frightened kangrat.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
From the door he watched the man scutter down the long, long corridor out of sight.
"Zero Data" by Charles Saphro
Everywhere men wrangled, and women screamed, and naked children scuttered up and down.
"My Lady Rotha" by Stanley J. Weyman
Mr. Richards was scuttering along the street to the railway station, when he encountered Benjamin Carr.
"Mildred Arkell, Volume II (of 3)" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The nervous gunner was sent scuttering to cover by a few bursts of fire.
"Thirty Canadian V. Cs., 23d April 1915 to 30th March 1918" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts