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Thread #58033   Message #916858
Posted By: Steve Parkes
24-Mar-03 - 03:41 AM
Thread Name: 'Innocent Hare' What does 'relope' mean?
Subject: RE: 'Innocent Hare' What does 'relope' mean?
I seem to recall reading it in George McDonald Fraser's "Flashman at the Charge": Flashy fights a duel; his opponent fires without harming him Flashy relopes, i.e. deliberately aims away from him. I shall have to look it up, of course: it might be a completely different word that I've misremembered. And it doesn't help explain the hare-hunting meaning.