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scuttle

1
the part of a motor-car body lying immediately behind the bonnet

scuttle

2
Nautical a small hatch or its cover

Scuttle

A small opening in a ceiling or roof; usually installed on top of a built-up frame.

scuttle

[′skəd·əl]
(building construction)
An opening in the ceiling to provide access to the attic or roof.

scuttle

A hatchway or opening through a roof-deck or ceiling for access purposes, with a lid for covering it.
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Scuttled by its captain,fearing a battle with a larger naval force, the Graf Spee has remained in waters less than 25ft deep miles outside the port of Montevideo.
It took a decade, until Section 93 of the Constitution was scuttled, for the law to be implemented.
Councillor Roddy Mackinnon wrote to the Prince about the MoD's refusal to survey the arsenal of chemical weapons stored in ships scuttled off Barra after the second world war.
A coalition between Democrats and moderate Republicans has scuttled Religious Right advances on many fronts.
But, ironically, they did find the U-boats which had been scuttled at the end of the Second World War.
In 1987, the international scientific community invited the USSR to join ODP, but the Reagan administration scuttled the plan, reportedly because of concern over access to sensitive equipment on the program drillship.
The decision not to seek the Army contract is the second time in the past year that DuPont has scuttled plans to secure lucrative government contracts, having dropped an effort in February 2006 to operate the Savannah River Site (SRS) and nuclear complex in South Carolina after the USW called attention to DuPont's poor environmental and safety record during its 40 years of managing the site.
We have seen a great success with the ex-HMAS Brisbane dive site since that vessel was scuttled off the Sunshine Coast in 2005, she said.
The boat, which will be scuttled on Saturday morning off the coast of Ayia Napa in Pernera, was donated to the municipality by the defence ministry.
A three-way landswap deal crucial to completing the campus master plan has been scuttled, enrollment has been declining, the campus is facing a deficit of more than $1 million, an accreditation visit in March, and -- despite mandatory mediation sessions -- remaining faculty tensions.
led 2003 invasion but Arab League officials scuttled the proposal," reported the AP on October 29.
A HUSBAND deliberately scuttled the yacht he and his wife owned following a domestic row, a harbour master said yesterday.