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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of eloign.


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  • I encountered this word in a novel, humorously used in the sense of "kidnapped." Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) gives two usage examples: "From worldly cares he did himself eloign. --Spenser." & "The sheriff may return that the goods or beasts are eloigned.--Blackstone." The concept involved reminds me of the phrase, "moved to Oklahoma," which, in Texas, is a euphemism for declaring bankruptcy.

    May 19, 2009