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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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A leg-less boy named Captain Black, a hospital security guard named Scuttles, a new man in his mother's life, Alison Beech, a bold kidnapping scheme, a body washer down in the morgue, the Andytown Albinos, a near miss, a desperate plan and a bitter truth all play a part in this fast paced work.
After his unlawful entry, he scuttles around leaving presents for kids who have been ``good,'' solely in his secret estimation - which I'm sure would go over really well right now with parents who've kept up to date on the state of the Boston archdiocese, or the alleged goings-on at the Neverland Ranch.
Page eight of the "Insider Report" in your December 30, 2002 issue began with a short article entitled "Outcry Scuttles TIPS Spy Program" followed by an article entitled "TIPS Down, but What About TIA?