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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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Now, for the first time since 1991, Scuds have been launched -- by the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad against its own people.
The allegations that Hezbollah may have acquired control of Scud missiles first surfaced in April 2010, although there were conflicting reports as to whether any missiles had actually entered Lebanon.
Around 30-40 Scud canisters used to transport Scud missiles were struck in the raid.
About 11 metres long, a Scud usually is fired from a huge wheeled transporter-erector-launcher, backed by support vehicles.
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.
Feltman did not confirm the Scud transfer, which he said would be interpreted as an "incendiary, provocative action," adding "all options are going to be on the table looking at this," the BBC reported.
No one, whether in the United States or elsewhere, will believe that the Scuds will threaten the strategic balance in the region, unless it is in the interest of the Jewish state.
Regardless of the cloud conditions, many of these wrecks terminate near the peak of the terrain, suggesting that some scud runners are willing to go only so far into the murk before taking their chances with what lies below.
Air Force officials say 30 nations have ballistic missiles comparable to the Iraqi Scud - one of which killed 27 American troops in a Saudi Arabian barracks during the Gulf War - and that there are more than 10,000 such weapons in existence.
North Korea is believed to have approximately 700 Scud C (Hwasong 6) SRBMs with a 500 km range and some analysts believe that a considerable portion of North Korea's estimated 250 tons of chemical and biological agents would be delivered by these missiles.
This lively memoir, laced with the philosophical quotations that helped Joel make sense of what he was experiencing, is full of the images of modern warfare: ALICE packs and H harnesses, first-aid kits, M16 rifles, MREs, SCUD alarms, flak jackets, gas masks and nerve gas pills, helmets, convoys, and "bullets, artillery, and death.
Think back to 1991 with the Scuds coming in nightly but there is a bloody big Patriot battery and they want this to happen so we can watch what they can do to an incoming Scud ie blow it up before it blows us up.