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Posted By: GUEST
22-Mar-03 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: 'Innocent Hare' What does 'relope' mean?
Subject: RE: 'Innocent Hare' What does 'relope' mean?
Consider it poetic liscence

lope means to canter, gallop, leap.

It makes for better poetry and meter to say relope, relope, retiring hare.