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Let it but scamper across the corner, and at once it is discovered.

Bannock barked for joy also, and struggled up to scamper back to his master.

How Miss Bella Curtis did scamper for her two cents to pay the postman!

Either we will gloriously take them, or they will limber up and scamper after Jackson.

Just as we were undress'd and going to bed, the Gentlemen arrived, and we had to scamper.

And a very blooming boy he looked, after that mysterious morning scamper.

To see them scamper when the boat whistled was a sight to be remembered.

Then somebody pulled the revolver from the other hand and there was a scamper of feet.

A scamper of feet fetched me out of my berth and up on deck.

Let the young colt have a scamper,” said Dr. Carter; “it will do her good.

WORD ORIGIN

"to run quickly," 1680s, probably from Flemish schampeeren, frequentative of schampen "run away," from Old North French escamper (Old French eschamper) "to run away, flee, quit the battlefield, escape," from Vulgar Latin *excampare "decamp," literally "leave the field," from Latin ex campo, from ex "out of" (see ex-) + campo, ablative of campus "field" (see campus). A vogue word late 17c. Related: Scampered; scampering. The noun is 1680s, from the verb.

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