Storm scud
Scud Scud, n. 1. The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation. [1913 Webster]

2. Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind. [1913 Webster]

Borne on the scud of the sea. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

The scud was flying fast above us, throwing a veil over the moon. --Sir S. Baker. [1913 Webster]

3. A slight, sudden shower. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A small flight of larks, or other birds, less than a flock. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) Any swimming amphipod crustacean. [1913 Webster]

{Storm scud}. See the Note under {Cloud}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Storm scud — Storm Storm, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. {Stratum}). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Storm scud — Cloud Cloud (kloud), n. [Prob. fr. AS. cl[=u]d a rock or hillock, the application arising from the frequent resemblance of clouds to rocks or hillocks in the sky or air.] 1. A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scud (cloud) — Scud clouds, a type of fractus cloud, are low, detached, irregular clouds found beneath cumulonimbus clouds. These clouds are often ragged or wispy in appearance. When caught in the outflow (downdraft) beneath a thunderstorm, scud clouds will… …   Wikipedia

  • Scud — Scud, n. 1. The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation. [1913 Webster] 2. Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind. [1913 Webster] Borne on the scud of the sea. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] The scud was flying fast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Storm — Storm, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. {Stratum}). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the atmosphere …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Storm center — Storm Storm, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. {Stratum}). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Storm door — Storm Storm, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. {Stratum}). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Storm path — Storm Storm, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. {Stratum}). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Storm petrel — Storm Storm, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. {Stratum}). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Storm sail — Storm Storm, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. {Stratum}). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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