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  • v. Present participle of scarper.


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  • Typically charming is The Faithless Shepherd, in which the shepherd is shown scarpering as a wolf tucks in to one of his lost sheep beneath a sky of cobalt clouds.

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  • Darren Bent lasted 18 months in the north-east at Sunderland before scarpering back down the A1 to Aston Villa.

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  • I thought about titling today's column "Sausage Making, Interrupted" in (dis -) honor of the House of Representatives scarpering off on a five-week vacation without finishing their work on healthcare reform (the Senate, it should be noted, is reportedly planning on doing exactly the same thing next week, to their equal shame).

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  • If you see a very cross-looking munkey scarpering frantically amidst the late-night shoppers over the next few days, chances are it'll be me.

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  • Another crackle of musketry and they were all scarpering anew, but the fire was sustained now, and clearly from down by the river; way down by the Four Courts, Mr. Mack heard.

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  • SO now I am scarpering off to see Steven and drinking the caffeinated brew.

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  • He didn't have much time to select between scarpering for home and pretending he'd just arrived, however.

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  • "I don't feel like I've grown up, I'm still way out of my depth," said one, as I imagined a patient the other side of the bed curtain hurriedly pulling on a pair of trousers over their plaster cast and ripping out a catheter while scarpering down the corridor.

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  • To be lying down and not scarpering with people approaching shows he wasn't well.

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  • By any stretch of the imagination it is elbow-chewingly awful, the kind of thing that the Sex Pistols might have trod in while scarpering from one record company to another back in 1977.

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