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  • v  flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

  • THE SCARPERER by Brendan Behan.
  • To "scarper" in Gaelic is to escape, and Behan runs off with some Dublin weirdos glorifying their past and dreaming their future.
  • Living as equals with equal freedom, the Borstal boys got along so well with their Oxford contemporaries that not a single one tried to "scarper" (run away).

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