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  1. The crab would scuttle out and.
  2. As they scuttle about searching.
  3. Stubb, and descends the scuttle.
  4. Buxhowden pursues us- we scuttle.
  5. Buxhöwden pursues us—we scuttle.

  6. She heard him scuttle out of the room.
  7. Sheets of blackened paper scuttle past their feet.
  8. They have set the ship adrift and had planned to scuttle it.
  9. Still, she was unwilling to scuttle her mission, Richard’s mission.
  10. He picked up the coal scuttle and poured more coal onto the dwindling fire.
  11. He stared her down with his big eyes and she would scuttle away like a rabbit.
  12. Frustrated, I turned and ran into Nefer, who was holding an empty coal scuttle.
  13. She tried to scuttle off of it, but I pulled her back and pinned her beneath me.
  14. The story is that the patrol was killed by the Selous Scouts to scuttle the truce.
  15. She never felt it scuttle gently, silently across her hair to the side of her neck.

  16. Smiling, he had climbed to scuttle the iron, dare any storm to strike his house! Afraid? No.
  17. Due to technical problems another was forced to scuttle the craft and the crew taken on board the submarine.
  18. Good for stealth, but I don’t know about fightin–– He walked toward the door with his smoking scuttle.
  19. In awe stricken terror she watched, as he became clearly visible and then she started to scuttle backwards across the floor.
  20. All that fool Trager had to do was collect the refugees, scuttle the ragtag ships, and then make way at full speed, thought Ancor.
  21. Soldiers fled from the barracks by the dozens, across the bridge, and I had a keen idea about what Nefer had done with his scuttle of coal.
  22. To that end, Drasav had requested that he be able to transfer the passengers to some of the warships, then quickly scuttle the refugee ships.
  23. He was falling in love with Helez, but his secret love affair with Xonia was about to blow up in his face and would certainly scuttle that relationship.
  24. Cops scuttle through the disco whirl of red and blue, but they seem preoccupied with the car hanging half-out of the smashed glass, and Regan ignores them.
  25. He strides from the bedroom and runs through the darkened corridors of his home, hearing occasionally the scuttle of a river-rat as it flees from his approach.

  26. He was not surprised to learn that Ralph had tried to scuttle the project: Ralph was like most noblemen in his contempt for anything connected with manufacture or trade.
  27. And so saying, he placed himself half way within the scuttle, and slouching his hat, stood there till dawn, except when at intervals rousing himself to see how the night wore on.
  28. Slowly crossing the deck from the scuttle, Ahab leaned over the side and watched how his shadow in the water sank and sank to his gaze, the more and the more that he strove to pierce the profundity.
  29. Water sheeted off everywhere and I gasped for air for a few brief moments before making my way below decks for the open scuttle cocks near the rudder even as Jim went for the one at the forward prow.
  30. Therese filled with hope and enthusiasm when it dawned on her that she could scuttle along this canyon wall beneath the cliff edge and make her way to the roaring fall behind Hephaestus without being seen.
  31. In it copper bats fly on electronic beams, brass rats scuttle in plastic cellars, robot skeletons dance; robot vampires, harlequins, wolves, and white phantoms, compounded of chemical and ingenuity, live here.
  32. The cabin skylight was open, wind scoops had been rigged, the stern door and scuttles—and every internal doorway and scuttle, as well—stood wide, and the cabin was still hotter than the hinges of Shan-wei’s hell.
  33. He did not at all like the look of the cavern-mouth and he only made up his mind not to desert his friends just in time to scuttle over at the heels of the fast elves, before the great gates of the king closed behind them with a clang.
  34. All night a wide-awake watch was kept by all the officers, forward and aft, especially about the forecastle scuttle and fore hatchway; at which last place it was feared the insurgents might emerge, after breaking through the bulkhead below.
  35. Thundering with the butts of three clubbed handspikes on the forecastle deck, Daggoo roused the sleepers with such judgment claps that they seemed to exhale from the scuttle, so instantaneously did they appear with their clothes in their hands.
  36. Then shards of stone and wood and metal streak past, ringing against his helmet, sizzling into the wall behind them, and Volkheimer’s barricade collapses, and everywhere in the darkness, things scuttle and slide, and he cannot find any air to breathe.
  37. Meantime, of the broken keel of Ahab's wrecked craft the carpenter made him another leg; while still as on the night before, slouched Ahab stood fixed within his scuttle; his hid, heliotrope glance anticipatingly gone backward on its dial; sat due eastward for the earliest sun.
  38. At times, for longest hours, without a single hail, they stood far parted in the starlight; Ahab in his scuttle, the Parsee by the mainmast; but still fixedly gazing upon each other; as if in the Parsee Ahab saw his forethrown shadow, in Ahab the Parsee his abandoned substance.
  39. As the Lakeman's bare head was just level with the planks, the Captain and his posse leaped the barricade, and rapidly drawing over the slide of the scuttle, planted their group of hands upon it, and loudly called for the steward to bring the heavy brass padlock belonging to the companionway.
  40. There was a garret above, pierced with a scuttle over his head; and down through this scuttle came a cat, suspended around the haunches by a string; she had a rag tied about her head and jaws to keep her from mewing; as she slowly descended she curved upward and clawed at the string, she swung downward and clawed at the intangible air.
  41. Nor, at any time, by night or day could the mariners now step upon the deck, unless Ahab was before them; either standing in his pivot-hole, or exactly pacing the planks between two undeviating limits,—the main-mast and the mizen; or else they saw him standing in the cabin-scuttle,—his living foot advanced upon the deck, as if to step; his hat slouched heavily over his eyes; so that however motionless he stood, however the days and nights were added on, that he had not swung in his hammock; yet hidden beneath that slouching hat, they could never tell unerringly whether, for all this, his eyes were really closed at times; or whether he was still intently scanning them; no matter, though he stood so in the scuttle for a whole hour on the stretch, and the unheeded night-damp gathered in beads of dew upon that stone-carved coat and hat.
  1. The creeping, crawling, scuttling of insects.
  2. Elowen saw him in the corner of her eye, scuttling towards her.
  3. Those words had him turning and her scuttling for safety inside.
  4. I could hear the rats scuttling across the rehearsal room floor.
  5. Which one was it? he murmured, scuttling about his bookshelves.
  6. The night before that I was surrounded by scuttling beetles, huge ones.
  7. Scuttling over on all fours, I retrieved the clip and re-plugged the lamp.
  8. Then he marched grandly on out the door, Mondragón still scuttling behind.
  9. We continue with our original plans of scuttling the next ship, in hopes of.
  10. The fear of having their retreat cut off brought them scuttling back like handroaches.
  11. She heard them scuttling through the pipes, turned off the flashlight, and held her breath.
  12. It was different from the scuttling beetle that had led him to the forest, but just as odd.
  13. Had she imagined it? It had sounded dry and raspy--a spider scuttling over a sheet of sandpaper.
  14. Outside, the streets were quiet, with only small groups of people keeping to the shadows and scuttling home.
  15. Tandy! he shouted, scuttling back on his hands and feet like a crab, a look of sheer terror on his face.
  16. They’re scuttling ships at the port, they’re shelling the cathedral, and there’s no water at the hospital.
  17. For nearly two years I've been scuttling about among the publishers, and now I know every detail of their business.
  18. For nearly two years I’ve been scuttling about among the publishers, and now I know every detail of their business.
  19. Elliot wondered, if it would have served him better to be a pair of ragged claws/ Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
  20. There were scuttling scorpions at night and the occasional lizard during the day, but no other terrestrial animals were evident.
  21. Once he saw a small, brown creature, with a hard body and strange talons, scuttling to shelter as he all but stumbled across it.
  22. Soffen slapped her paw on the ground, giving a grunt of satisfaction as she caught a beetle scuttling from beneath a nearby stone.
  23. Scuttling along the shallow riverbed was the severed black hand with two claws that had fallen into the water earlier that afternoon.
  24. I fixed my eyes on his shiny buttons and gave an awkward curtsey before scuttling off down the corridor towards the safety of my study.
  25. Scuttling back, weeping, I crawled into the corner and nearly into the back of the fireplace trying to escape from his insanely powerful blows.
  26. As Bilbo's sharp inquisitive eyes got used to seeing things he could catch glimpses of them whisking off the path and scuttling behind tree-trunks.
  27. And Bilbo? He could not get into any tree, and was scuttling about from trunk to trunk, like a rabbit that has lost its hole and has a dog after it.
  28. His mind ran wild with the fear of disease, germs, vermin… He shuddered with disgust and, as he did so, a tiny, scuttling noise caught his attention.
  29. Largest scuttling of ships: On 27 November 1942, in Toulon, France, 73 ships of the French fleet were sunk to avoid capture by German forces.
  30. The order "Diving stations" was given and, hastily scuttling down the conning-tower, the crew rapidly had the boat submerging, to leave only the periscope visible.
  31. By the time anyone realized the ship was empty, Luther and David had cleared the perimeter fence and were scuttling along the drainage ditch on the far side of the highway.
  32. The news spread down the line from brigade to brigade, and the worn men raised themselves in the trenches and gave a cheer that sent the enemy scuttling back to the trenches they had left.
  33. He had about what he wanted now and the rest of the time he looked under stones, leaned down and peered into the tide pools with their brilliant mosaics and their scuttling, bubbling life.
  34. Mary leaned back, searching through the wide open door to see Best, Johnny and little Nigger scuttling upon the heels of Caesar who had apparently helped himself to the healthiest horse in the stable.
  35. The next morning it was already falling away under the silver wing of a plane rising out of Idlewild, or JFK it now was, the thousand square miles of ravaged earth, highways, power plants, apartment blocks, and the tiny, scuttling selves he’d been this close to becoming one of.
  36. He enjoyed the countryside scuttling passed the window and had to remind himself that he was viewing the Great Plains roll passed him just the month before; and now, here he was on another train, bound for Paris, in the company of two people he had not met before that last journey seemingly so long ago.
  37. There was a severed black hand sinking its thorny claws into the nape of the Dangler’s neck—the three gnarled fingers had the same volcanic, crusted skin as the dark hand the children had seen fall into the river by the first hole in the water, then again more recently scuttling along the riverbed in the Soridwood.
  38. Considering, therefore, that squalls and capsizings in the water and consequent bivouacks on the deep, were matters of common occurrence in this kind of life; considering that at the superlatively critical instant of going on to the whale I must resign my life into the hands of him who steered the boat—oftentimes a fellow who at that very moment is in his impetuousness upon the point of scuttling the craft with his own frantic stampings; considering that the particular disaster to our own particular boat was chiefly to be imputed to Starbuck's driving on to his whale almost in the teeth of a squall, and considering that Starbuck, notwithstanding, was famous for his great heedfulness in the fishery; considering that I belonged to this uncommonly prudent Starbuck's boat; and finally considering in what a devil's chase I was implicated, touching the White Whale: taking all things together, I say, I thought I might as well go below and make a rough draft of my will.
  1. They scuttled away to class.
  2. It scuttled back with a squeal.
  3. Joyce scuttled out of the door.
  4. The crab scuttled into the hole.
  5. He scuttled away and disappeared.
  6. O’Brien scuttled out with his.
  7. The attorney scuttled out the door.
  8. He scuttled back to the comparative.
  9. The fairies scuttled into the canister.
  10. Lizards scuttled after prey, ignoring him.
  11. She had scuttled away quickly like a crab.
  12. They would have to be evacuated and scuttled.
  13. A cockroach scuttled across the kitchen counter.
  14. A large rat scuttled past his foot followed by.
  15. A few live critters scuttled out of the wreckage.
  16. Her fingers scuttled like spiders over the holes.
  17. Paperclips scuttled to the bottom of her totebag.
  18. Gave up at the least little mistake and scuttled off.
  19. Testing his nerve, he scuttled over the last few rocks.
  20. Adam scuttled through the hall as the minister came in.
  21. Morel scuttled out of the house before his wife came down.
  22. I scuttled across to Jon and whispered, „They shot Scumble.
  23. As if to illustrate the point, an armada of clouds scuttled.
  24. And Father leapt from his seat and scuttled over to steady her.
  25. He dropped his hold and scuttled out of the way, into the brush.
  26. Madra scuttled back down the passageway, having been told by his.
  27. A swarm of scorpions scuttled across the floor and merged to form.
  28. George came quietly out of the brush and the rabbit scuttled back.
  29. Lachesis closed the front door and scuttled in front of the guests.
  30. You’re hurting us! Leofric retorted as they scuttled onwards.
  31. He scuttled back against the headboard, looking up at her in terror.
  32. Only the mice had scuttled, and the fire glowed red in the dark room.
  33. Creatures unseen slithered and scuttled out of his way as he gingerly.
  34. She seemed personally vindicated when I scuttled out on Tanner’s floor.
  35. Churchill gave Blessing a little shove on the shoulder as she scuttled past.
  36. The scientist scuttled out of the room to obey, leaving the two women alone.
  37. He shouted at Philemon: Get out! Now! Philemon scuttled back through.
  38. One hundred and sixty-four ships friendly warships had been sunk or scuttled.
  39. I spied you at college once or twice but you scuttled away obviously not.
  40. Two or three of the guests screamed and scuttled to the far side of the drawing room.
  41. George came quietly out of the brush and the rabbit scuttled back into Lennie’s brain.
  42. He scuttled up the hill to the shelter of the walls, fumbling for the master key as he.
  43. He then faced the rest of the monster goblins as the small one scuttled off into one of.
  44. He then scuttled into the kitchen, scuttled out moments later and followed the one that.
  45. A few hours later, there was nothing left of the Edward; it had been burned and scuttled.
  46. Melvin turned, scuttled for the stairs and scampered up to the safety of his own apartment.
  47. The disappointed crew scuttled the fishing boat and Chariots and made their way to Sweden.
  48. With a gleeful ‘ Hah! ’ the bait ducked and scuttled and immediately the brick corner.
  49. With a click and then a clack, the beetle turned and scuttled off, disappearing into the ivy.
  50. Christina scuttled back out of reach to the safety of Jim’s side, but she was still smiling.
  51. Servants scuttled to and fro; laden with shiny-domed plates, full of this, that and the other.
  52. On the other side of the coin, the Milo was in grave jeopardy of being scuttled and lost forever.
  53. Birds soared, butterflies fluttered on shrubs, skinks scuttled and they warmed their bums in silence.
  54. Once some bandylegged, lurching creature, an ant-eater or a bear, scuttled clumsily amid the shadows.
  55. Rabbits were everywhere! They scuttled about as the children appeared, but did not go into their holes.
  56. He came running, I handed over the five script pages, and the secretary scuttled back through the crowd.
  57. He put his little pet in a box and it slowly scuttled about in its new home, testing every nook and cranny.
  58. The police siren howled and other cars, small weak things, scuttled out of their way like frightened chickens.
  59. Keeping low, he scuttled towards the top of the boarding steps and waited; ready to ambush anyone climbing up.
  60. The men yelled and gave back suddenly, and the creature scuttled into a crevice of the rocks and disappeared.
  61. Sometimes they scuttled along open turf, colored like a tapestry meadow with self-heal, centaury and tormentil.
  62. Falk’s arming-squire, Albrecht, pale as Snowflake’s hide, scuttled out to hold the reins while Falk dismounted.
  63. After forty minutes of careful crawling she got to the edge of the forest and scuttled into the shelter of the trees.
  64. Even then, once her missions settled into a successful routine, the Federation had stepped in and scuttled her plans.
  65. The rather pathetic Confederate Navy was always small, most of them destroyed by the US Navy, scuttled, or unseaworthy.
  66. A tracked, robotic gardener scuttled along the path down the hill to the right, with a dull whine covering his own noise.
  67. I was in Stockholm and the Black Sea, the Dardanelles under Captain Dalton, the best bloody man that ever scuttled a ship.
  68. MacKenzie scuttled back against the wall when he heard Danton speak, feeling the chill of stone on his skin through his rags.
  69. I turned to glance at the Reverend, who with a burst of invective scuttled behind the throne and shoved some red wine at me.
  70. Strangely shaped leaves scuttled underfoot, their petioles clawing at the dirt like gnarled fingers in search of a lost grave.
  71. That spring, my soldiers blasted thousands of tonnes of rock from the mountains above, effectively covering the scuttled ship.
  72. The bulk of the bike’s weight was off me, so I scuttled out from under it and went about helping Jezza get her upright again.
  73. All night they bored through the hot darkness, and jack-rabbits scuttled into the lights and dashed away in long jolting leaps.
  74. Hazel and Blackberry turned and scuttled up the nearest run enough first to let them pass and then to turn round and follow them.
  75. Mary, the tiny blond maid in charge of the brigade, scuttled between the bedroom and presumably the kitchen with brimming buckets.
  76. So saying the beetle scuttled off towards a large hole in the ground and disappeared, leaving the moth alone with its sadness once more.
  77. But he didn’t have time to think about it, as more and more of the creatures scuttled on and Hunter fought to keep cutting them down.
  78. The company's investors were lured by the bait of enormous gains, because this scuttled treasure is estimated to be worth ₣500,000,000.
  79. A Warrior scuttled through the back door of the stage area, and there was an exchange between it and the camp commander, and they both left.
  80. He watched as the journalists scuttled back to their cars and drove off, eager to write their stories and make the first print in the morning.
  81. But the sly dog dived, came up under the man-of-war, scuttled her, and down she went, with all sail set, `To the bottom of the sea, sea, sea' where.
  82. The French declared that their Fleet would never be surrendered and would be scuttled if any attempt were made to seize the ships by Germany or Italy.
  83. I could hear a faint, Virr-genia, and then she reappeared, signalled me to follow and before I could see which way, scuttled off into the ether.
  84. The ship was to be scuttled after ramming, thus making it impossible for her to be dragged clear of the dock gates before the delayed action explosion.
  85. A sailboat that somebody intentionally scuttled, that’s boat-talk for sank, in the middle of Penobscot Bay, Harvey Schwartz/The Reluctant Terrorist.
  86. She walked out to get something she had left in the car, and noticed the movement, as he scuttled away from the windows where he had been standing in the open.
  87. As the man scuttled away, greatly relieved but now increasingly concerned, he heard Monsieur Gilbert, the Manager, say to himself, This is all very odd indeed.
  88. Philip looked across to the bar and pretentiously clicked his fingers and two young attractive women quickly scuttled across to our table and Philip gave them our coats and said.
  89. Second in rank was thirty-five-year-old Commander John Fitzgerald, who had fallen into Japanese hands after he’d scuttled his burning submarine, the Grenadier, which had been bombed.
  90. With a curse the Cimmerian sprang toward him, but the old watchman, abandoning both lantern and pike, scuttled away down the corridor, screeching for help at the top of his cracked voice.
  91. The rain started to drive in at the cue of the thunderclap, and the women scuttled away for cover, screaming, the clickety-clack of their shoes echoing along the concrete of the pathway.
  92. The early shift domestic picked up her empty tea-cup and scuttled off with a cheerful, ‘Morning love!’ She would go and see that boy, as he had requested, just as soon as she was able.
  93. They turned out of the lane onto a bigger road – there were other cars here, but ordinary domestic vehicles, small pathetic things that scuttled out the way as the awesome limousine swept past.
  94. Each time he scuttled up close to one of the big questions, the immunity agreement inched closer on the table; each time Keith failed to give a satisfactory response, the document slid farther away.
  95. Off Bilbo scuttled to a fresh place, but several of the spiders had run now to different points in the glade where they lived, and were busy spinning webs across all the spaces between the tree-stems.
  96. The history of the scuttled vessels, which had appeared improbable during the day, seemed very probable at night; placed as he was between two possible sources of danger, he kept his eye on the crew, and his gun in his hand.
  97. Frantically I rolled the windows shut and, swinging quickly to the left, grazed the animal, then scuttled on while Charley raved and ranted beside me, describing in detail what he would do to that bear if he could get at him.
  98. Only Melchisedec saw and heard it; and he was so much alarmed and mystified that he scuttled back to his hole and hid there, and really quaked and trembled as he peeped out furtively and with great caution to watch what was going on.
  99. A cockroach scuttled out with it but the rest of the biscuits looked clean enough so we shared them, returned to the relatively clean air on the verandah, thanked our hosts, avoided a handshake, promised to give the phone-boys a buzz, and followed vague waves in the direction of a distant gate.
  100. And from the rockets ran men with hammers in their hands to beat the strange world into a shape that was familiar to the eye, to bludgeon away all the strangeness, their mouths fringed with nails so they resembled steel-toothed carnivores, spitting them into their swift hands as they hammered up frame cottages and scuttled over roofs with shingles to blot out the eerie stars, and fit green shades to pull against the night.
  1. It scuttles about every which.
  2. Then she scuttles under the blankets to press against him.
  3. A beetlelike man in a yellow-stained coat scuttles towards me.
  4. Scullery maids were machines who carried coal scuttles and made fires.
  5. We both turn to stare at her, and she flushes crimson again and scuttles away.
  6. Helen throws him his shirt and, holding her skirt in front of her chest, she scuttles into a corner, away from the glass eye in the wall.
  7. She was easy enough to find, picked out of the night not just by her masthead lights but also by the lamplight spilling from the scuttles and skylight of her large, midships deckhouse.
  8. She was close enough Ahlkofahrdoh could just see the lantern light gleaming from her scuttles and the half-dozen gunports which had been opened for ventilation, even from deck level, whenever waves lifted both of them simultaneously.
  9. So from one man here, one man there, walking as swift as his oily glances, it became scuttles of dogmen begging gifts of trouble, pandering misery, seeking under carpets for centipede treads, watchful of night sweats, harkening by all bedroom doors to hear men twist basting themselves with remorse and warm-water dreams.

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