scud

Part of speech: verb

To move, run, or fly swiftly; run before the wind.

Part of speech: noun

The act of scudding.

Part of speech: noun

Light clouds driven rapidly before the wind.

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Usage examples "scud":

  1. " Then Bruntsea must be made of water," I replied, gazing sadly at the gulf which parted us from the Sea Parade, the Lyceum, and Baths, the Bastion Promenade, and so on; beyond all which the streaky turmoil and misty scud of the waves were seen. - "Erema My Father's Sin", R. D. Blackmore.
  2. It was dusk, the wind was blowing, the snow was driving in a scud. - "The Branding Iron", Katharine Newlin Burt.
  3. That's the only thing after all that'll wash, ain't it, old Scud? - "Tom Brown's School Days", Thomas Hughes.