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scud

Meteorol
a. a formation of low fractostratus clouds driven by a strong wind beneath rain-bearing clouds
b. a sudden shower or gust of wind

scud

[skəd]
(meteorology)
Ragged low clouds, usually stratus fractus; most often applied when such clouds are moving rapidly beneath a layer of nimbostratus.

scud

Small patches of low clouds below a heavy overcast.
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Head OF NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen , was quoted by Reuters on Thursday as saying that Scud missiles were fired last week, in "acts of a desperate regime approaching collapse".
In an interview with Charlie Rose from America's Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) last week, Assad dismissed Israeli claims that Damascus was supplying Hizbullah with Scud missiles.
1009: Allied fighters and bombers hit targets in western Iraq, hitting at least one mobile scud missile site, according to reports.
Gas attack fears as Scud missiles fired at US and British troops
dollar retreated to the mid-123 yen level after briefly rising above 124 yen Wednesday morning in Tokyo, where players initially sold the yen on reports that a dozen Scud missiles were found aboard an alleged North Korean ship.
The ship contained about a dozen short to medium-range missiles, similar to the Scud missiles used by Iraq in the Gulf War, the officials said.
The ship contained about a dozen shortto medium-range missiles, similar to the Scud missiles used by Iraq in the Gulf War, the officials said.
Scud missiles turned out to be as accurate as a Chuck Knoblach throw, but I see big promise with the new nuclear cave cleaners.
Just before the testimonials and performances began, we learned that Soviet-made Scud missiles, launched from Iraq, had begun landing in the suburbs of Tel Aviv.
PARTS for Scud missiles bound for Libya were seized at London's Gatwick Airport, it was revealed last night.
While coalition air power knocked out all of Iraq's fixed-base Scud missiles, it failed to destroy a single mobile Scud launcher.