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  • v. Present participle of scamper.
  • n. A quick, light running motion.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Perhaps it is due to myself to say that the word scampering, a few lines above, has no revengeful reference, in its first syllable, to the author of the trick.

    The Sable Cloud A Southern Tale With Northern Comments (1861)

  • This change includes progressive policies achieved after electoral victories, Latin American scampering away from U.S. control toward regional solidarity, and major social and economic developments in Brazil.

    Donald Bray: The Latin American Spring

  • "I've spent my whole childhood kind of scampering down the red carpet behind him watching him do interviews and the idea that I'm here presenting him with this honour is out of this world," said the younger Reitman.

  • "I don't come to play, I come to WIN" -- Larry Bird will be as an expiring deal that will be moved midseason (with TA and maybe others) for someone that would contribute more than a couple of buckets a game and some "scampering".


  • Their fire immediately ceased, and I could see them scampering back on foot across the open, dragging their dead and wounded with them.

    Chapter 13

  • More enticing is heroin, "the only thing that really worked, the only thing that stopped him scampering around in a hamster's wheel of unanswerable questions."

    The Sins of His Father

  • Here at Carli, next morning, half-way through the grass-lands, the boat's-crews were left, and with them the horde of Binu men, the boldest of which held on for a bare mile and then ran scampering back.

    Chapter 24

  • They were the better team in the first half, with more meaningful possession and there were opportunities for the scampering Vladimir Weiss and Filip Holosko.

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Slovakia | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

  • Icelanders love to warm up in the immaculate saunas, scampering over 30 feet of frigid rock into the pools' inviting heat.

    Take Monday Off: Iceland

  • Snaff strode out in front, his three-toed feet scampering along at a pace that was just a lumbering stroll for Eir.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny


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