scud

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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.
References in classic literature ?
John's Road; struck down the small street which terminates at Sadler's Wells Theatre; through Exmouth Street and Coppice Row; down the little court by the side of the workhouse; across the classic ground which once bore the name of Hockley-in-the-Hole; thence into Little Saffron Hill; and so into Saffron Hill the Great: along which the Dodger scudded at a rapid pace, directing Oliver to follow close at his heels.