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- verb Present participle of
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What stops people is nearly always one of two things: your goal was shot down by Yeahbuts, or your commitment snuck off in the dark, absquatulating when your back was turned.
This incongruous expression has, since the outburst of the Cain and Abel contest in America, become familiar in our mouths -- not precisely as household words, for Englishmen, we trust, will be never given to "skedaddling;" but as any other eccentric Transatlanticism, such as "absquatulating," "taking tracks,"