scuttle

Part of speech: verb

To sink ( a ship) by making holes in the bottom.

Part of speech: verb

To scurry.

Part of speech: noun

A small opening, as in the roof of a house.

Part of speech: noun

A hod for carrying coal.

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Usage examples "scuttle":

  1. And with a scuttle, a jump, and a run, we were off the car. - "The Club of Queer Trades", G. K. Chesterton.
  2. George struck a match to look for his pump, and he noticed a great spider scuttle off into the corner of the wall, and sit peeping out at him like a hoary little ghoul. - "The White Peacock", D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence.
  3. So away they scuttle! - "London's Underworld", Thomas Holmes.