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- v. To sail away quickly by cutting the yarns that hold the sails furled.
- v. To hurry away; to escape.
- v. To abandon a position as quickly as possible.
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Whirlwindship finding the whole Barton generation "creatures without stimulus," whom he was desirous to cut and run from, by "feeling it his duty to see poor Mrs. Carlyle 'ome."
As far as he was concerned, if Seraph's leaders wanted to cut and run they were welcome to do so.
Then why didn't they cut and run when we froze Kosta's account?
Nor at the other islands visited by the Makambo had Kwaque any desire to cut and run for it.