Saturday, 12 January 2013

Entry: decamped (v.)

In context:  "Some of the pond's flightier ducks have already decamped for points south, on some phylogenic cue..."

Definition: To go away promptly or suddenly; to make off at once, take oneself off: often said of criminals and persons eluding the officers of the law.

Other: I've always thought ducks looked particularly devious, perhaps criminal.  Especially the flightier ones.

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Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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