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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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In fact, the administration has refused to publicly recognize that Scuds were used.
Furthermore, unlike Hezbollah's arsenal of solid-fueled artillery rockets which can be quickly set up and fired, Scuds are liquid-fueled which entails a complicated and lengthy launch preparation procedure leaving the batteries vulnerable to being spotted and attacked by Israeli aircraft in a time of war.
More than 185 SCUD missile airframes and 50 transporter-erector-launchers
In late March, reports emerged in the Kuwaiti press that Syria had transferred Scud missiles to Hizballah.
The Scud missiles transferred from Syria to Hizbullah recently are "just the tip of the iceberg," a top IDF intelligence officer told the Knesset Tuesday.
Scuds make Israelis nervous because Iraq, under Saddam's Sunni/Ba'thist dictatorship, fired 39 of them at Israel in the 1990-91 Gulf war, albeit with conventional war-heads, not chemical ones likely to have prompted devastating Israeli retaliation.
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.
The Israeli campaign over the Scuds is not directed at Syria or Hizbullah alone.
According to the Kuwaiti daily, Syria has delivered several Scud missiles to Hizbullah, igniting a behind-the-scenes crisis after Israel told U.
North Korea is barred by United Nations resolutions from firing ballistic missiles such as the Scud.
And the TV frontman revealed the terror he felt during daily Scud missile attacks during the conflict.
A SCUD missile complete with launcher truck is up for sale on internet auction site eBay.