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 Scuttle.Scylla, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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.   1
 


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