Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of scurry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. moving with great haste

Etymologies

scurry +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There was a scurrying from the top deck and Phrynus saw a messenger leap off the side, white toga flying, a parchment held high before him.

    The One Handed Rower of Myonnesus « A Fly in Amber

  • Fish was up 3-0 in the first set when heavy rain sent more than 9,000 fans scurrying from the Family Circle Tennis Center.

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  • Furlong began to feel very uncomfortable; the conversation ended; down came the servant, to whom Furlong was about to address himself, when the man said, "He would be with him in a minit," and vanished; a sort of reconnoitering party, one by one, then passed through the hall, eyeing the stranger very suspiciously, any of them to whom Furlong ventured a word scurrying off in double-quick time.

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  • A few minutes later, Sandro came scurrying from the alley, and placed his blood soaked muzzle in Bodhan’s lap, his bright phosphorescent eyes projecting sheer joy as his striped prehensile tail coiled and uncoiled rapidly.

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  • It was literally one of those things where you turn on the light and you see the cockroaches scurrying, which is like a movie, really.

    From the Gridiron to the Battle Field

  • He could not get out of the barn; and the idea of scurrying blindly hither and thither in the dark, within the captivity of the four walls, with this phantom gliding after him, and visiting him with that soft hideous touch upon cheek or shoulder at every turn, was intolerable.

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  • A confident man will never be described as "scurrying," "creeping" or "sneaking," so pay attention to the way you walk.

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  • But other than that, though, we do suspect that some folks are probably kind of scurrying, getting some last-minute supplies just in case.

    CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2007

  • But let me break in, Judy, and just let you know that, just a few moments ago, David Westerfield's mother and aunt were kind of scurrying out the courtroom and went past us and down the street.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2002

  • Currently, the RHA is "scurrying" to complete its application to the U.S.

    RutlandHerald.com

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