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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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We should expect Scud performance to improve significantly.
In a recent interview, Walker described what he, too, believes was the Iraqi chemical Scud attack on January 20.
The assumptions were that the Iraqis would initially operate from fixed launch sites; that if they used mobile launchers, allied pilots would have sufficient time before the Scuds were fired to locate and destroy the launchers; and that decoys would not pose a serious problem.
In fact, I think the 1970s Keep Britain Tidy campaign was probably provoked by the number of scud books that littered the nation's streets.
Washington] is monitoring the Lebanese-Syrian borders around the clock, but [it] did not find any long-range missile, Scud or others," he said.
Not surprisingly, Damascus and Beirut--which increasingly is parroting the Syrian line--have denied the Scud reports.
Asked by the paper about Israeli charges of Syrian scud missile deliveries to Hizbullah, Kawhwaji said, "I'm convinced that no scud missiles exist in Lebanon and all the talk about this (subject) is political and not military.
Syria claims it wants peace while at the same time it delivers Scuds to Hizbullah, whose only goal is to threaten the state of Israel," Peres told Israeli public radio on Tuesday, according to Thursday's Daily Star.
Damascus, (SANA)- Syria on Thursday denied Israeli allegations thatit is supplying Hizbullah Party in Lebanon with SCUD missiles, considering these allegationsas adding more fuel to the already tense atmospheres in the region.
It showed three batteries of the US-made Patriots in the greater Tel Aviv area, which was the target of most of the 39 Iraqi Scud missiles fired at Israel during the 1991 Gulf War.
Crack British SAS troops and US special forces would play a key role at the outset, knocking out Scud missile sites.
PARTS for Scud missiles bound for Libya were seized at London's Gatwick Airport, it was revealed last night.