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Posted By: Thomas the Rhymer
24-Mar-03 - 09:39 PM
Thread Name: 'Innocent Hare' What does 'relope' mean?
Subject: RE: 'Innocent Hare' What does 'relope' mean?
Decades of wonder have gone into this interesting word! I love singing it with great enthusiasm, and always I feel humorously concerned that I am not 'quite' sure what I'm so passionate about.

aloper - "Norman French... a legal term applied to a wife that runs away with her lover"... American Heritage

elope - "To run away; abscond" AH

abscond - "To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself; especially to avoid arrest or prosecution" AH

Auw get you, you dwoyty wabbit! ttr