Scut (?), n. [Cf. Icel. skott a fox's tail. &root; 159.] [Obs.]

The tail of a hare, or of a deer, or other animal whose tail is short, sp. when carried erect; hence, sometimes, the animal itself.

"He ran like a scut."

Skelton.

How the Indian hare came to have a long tail, wheras that part in others attains no higher than a scut. Sir T. Browne.

My doe with the black scut. Shak.

 

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