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Scuttle Out

(To). To sneak off quickly, to skedaddle, to cut and run. Anglo-Saxon sceotan, to flee precipitately; scitel, an arrow; sceota, a darting fish, like the trout; scot, an arrow, etc.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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