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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of vamose.


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  • Long before we got back to the horses, Shipley had "vamosed" into the mountain, carrying his light luggage with him; only some blank, envelopes were lying about, evidently dropped in the hurry of removal.

    Border and Bastille

  • The indignation aroused by his enormities has been too crushing to be borne by living man, though sheathed with the brass and triple cheek of Mark Twain…He has vamosed, cut stick, absquatulated; and among the pine forests of the Sierras, or amid the purlieus of the city of earthquakes, he will tarry awhile, and the office of the Enterprise will become purified…33

    Mark Twain

  • 'For they have gone, they have escaped, they have got away, they have dodged, they have cut stick, they have vamosed the ranch.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Thirty of those Sioux devils were left behind, dead and wounded, and the rest vamosed.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • So they vamosed and were much obliged for the opportunity, leaving

    We Can't Have Everything

  • Glass fell like hail; dogs vamosed; chickens flew, squawking; feminine voices shrieked concernedly to youngsters at large.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]

  • But the wizard's vamosed; an 'at last, when each is convinced tharof, the grown folks led by Squar' Alexanders reepairs back into the tavern an 'takes another drink.'

    Wolfville Nights

  • Nell's a brave girl an 'stands a pat hand when the rest of us vamosed that time.

    Wolfville Nights

  • The boy took on wuss an 'wuss, an' now he's vamosed.

    Romance of California Life

  • They vamosed, and the old coon, inviting me to take a cigar, helps himself, and reared his head back, while I sorter lays on the floor, and we smoked and talked.

    The Great Salt Lake Trail


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