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- v. To fire a gun into the air in order to end a duel.
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Only because Luke had not even heard the word "delope" until after the duel.
"delope"? 'like ` elope' with a D on the front of it.
And so I sort of dissembled for a bit and I said, ` Oh, delope.
And, of course, like me and possibly even you, I had no idea what the word ` delope 'was, but I thought, ` I'll cheat,' so I typed up ` delope 'and it -- instantly, it came up on the CD-ROM.
He was noble enough to delope — his bullet was lost in the air above our heads.
You don't fight duels in order to delope, but to kill your adversary. "
Bernier said, in a voice that shook: "Why did you delope?