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
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.
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