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Sample sentences for the GRE study word scuttle

scuttle can be used as a verb
scuttle can be used as a noun

1.I open my scuttle at night and see the far-sprinkled systems. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.The twins scuttle off in the dark. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
3.Going forward to the forecastle, we found the slide of the scuttle open. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.In a few minutes the scuttle was opened, and, bound hand and foot, the still struggling ringleader was shoved up into the air by his perfidious allies, who at once claimed the honour of securing a man who had been fully ripe for murder. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
5."All night a wide-awake watch was kept by all the officers, forward and aft, especially about the forecastle scuttle and fore hatchway at which last place it was feared the insurgents might emerge, after breaking through the bulkhead below. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.The next moment she had scuttled back with her chair to her old position. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
7.The upper story had scuttles like prisons. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.I knew who "they" were, so I put on my boots and waterproof and scuttled out into the slush. - from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
9.He could fluff up his tail till it looked like a bottle brush, and his war cry as he scuttled through the long grass was "Rikk-tikk-tikki-tikki-tchk. - from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
10.Rikki-tikki smashed two eggs, and tumbled backward down the melon-bed with the third egg in his mouth, and scuttled to the veranda as hard as he could put foot to the ground. - from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
11.Who are we, the Gidur-log the jackal people, to pick and choose" He scuttled to the back of the cave, where he found the bone of a buck with some meat on it, and sat cracking the end merrily. - from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
12.With that I scuttled down the companion with all the noise I could, slipped off my shoes, ran quietly along the sparred gallery, mounted the forecastle ladder, and popped my head out of the fore companion. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
13."This is a splendid hunting-ground," he said, and his tail grew bottle-brushy at the thought of it, and he scuttled up and down the garden, snuffing here and there till he heard very sorrowful voices in a thorn-bush. - from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
14.How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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