Scute vs Scut - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between scute and scut

is that scute is (zoology) a horny, chitinous, or bony external plate or scale, as on the shell of a turtle or the skin of crocodiles while scut is shield.

scute

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (zoology) A horny, chitinous, or bony external plate or scale, as on the shell of a turtle or the skin of crocodiles.
  • *1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 71:
  • *:Then one afternoon, as he's stripping the scutes and hide from a shortnose sturgeon, an idea hits him.
  • (genetics) A proneural gene, often associated with achaete, that is required for the formation of many larval and adult sense organs
  • (obsolete) A small shield.
  • (Skelton)
  • (historical) An old French gold coin.
  • Synonyms

    * scutum

    Anagrams

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    scut

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A short, erect tail, as of a hare or rabbit
  • rump, pudenda, vulva
  • * a.'' 1602 , William Shakespeare, ''The Merry Wives of Windsor , V, 4, 19
  • Mrs. Ford. Sir John ! art thou there, my deer ? my male deer ?
    Falstaff. My doe with the black scut !
  • * a.'' 1968 , Keith Roberts, "The Lady Margaret", in ''Modern Classics of Science Fiction , ed. Gardner R. Dozois, 1993, page 233
  • "So ... so she show you her pretty li'l scut , he? [...]."
  • * 1997 , Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
  • One of the sisters backed up to the fire and hiked up the tail of her dress and bent over and thrust out her scut to it and stared at Inman with a look of glazed pleasure in her blue eyes.
  • A slut; whore; hussy
  • * 1954 , Paul Vincent Carroll, The Wise Have Not Spoken , page 49
  • Me scut of a daughter puttin' it on her back in finery. [...]
  • * a.'' 1989 , Pat Cadigan, "Pretty Boy Crossover", in ''Modern Classics of Science Fiction , ed. Gardner R. Dozois, 1993, page 565
  • "You scut," she said as we hit the entrance ramp of the interstate. "You're a scut -pumping Conservative.

    Verb

  • To scamper off
  • * 1916 , , (Macmillan Press Ltd, paperback, 47)
  • "I know why they scut ."

    Etymology 2

    Probably an alteration of scout (obsolete sense), itself from (etyl) (en)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A contemptible person.
  • * 1954 , Paul Vincent Carroll, The Wise Have Not Spoken , page 49
  • "[...] Me scut of a daughter puttin' it on her back in finery. [...]"
  • * a.'' 1989 , Pat Cadigan, "Pretty Boy Crossover", in ''Modern Classics of Science Fiction , ed. Gardner R. Dozois, 1993, page 565
  • "You scut ," she said as we hit the entrance ramp of the interstate. "You're a scut-pumping Conservative."
  • * 1993 , Brian Friel, Dancing at Lughnasa , page 14
  • Chris. Danny Bradley is a scut , Rose.
    Rose. I never said it was Danny Bradley!
    Chris. He's a married man with three young children.
  • * 2005 , Dean Whitlock, Sky Carver , page 108
  • "Fat-headed scut'. That's what he is, ' scut . Thinks he runs the whole river."

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) shoute, scoute, skoute, shute, schuit (=modern Dutch), scut - "flat-bottomed boat, barge; the master of a shoute''; also, a sailor on a ''shoute ."

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Distasteful work; drudgery.
  • * 1999 , Patricia L. Dawson Forged by the Knife: The Experience of Surgical Residency from the Perspective of a Woman of Color , page 100
  • "[...] [Female residents] are berated more on rounds, given more scut to do. [...]"
  • * 1999 , Jonathan Kellerman, Billy Straight , page 112
  • "Let's devote mornings to the scut , do real work in the afternoon. [....]"
  • * 2001 , Catherine Miles Wallace, Motherhood in the Balance: Children, Career, Me, and God , page 163
  • And the scut' of weeding or washing clothes or waiting in the dentist's waiting room or the soccer field parking lot is actually far less brutalizing than the ' scut of grading freshman essays [....]
  • * 2003 , Virginia G. Salazar, Gone: A Sci Fi about Cloning , page 144
  • "What if you were called a scut' puppy?' "When I first started I was one. A ' scut puppy is usually a medical student or a nurse who does menial tasks.
  • * a.'' 2004 , Clark Howard, "The Leper Colony", in ''The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Fifth Annual Collection , ed. Martin H. Greenberg, 2004 page 445
  • "[....] So they give the people assigned to the Probation Squad every scut case that other squads don't want to handle."
  • (slang, medicine) Some menial, common unfinished task left for medical students, or some clinically useful training.
  • Derived terms
    * scut monkey * scut work * scutwork

    References

    * * 1986 , Joseph Crosby, Joseph Parker Norris, John W. Velz, One Touch of Shakespeare , page 80

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