Scauper vs Scarper - What's the difference?
As a noun scauper
is a tool with a semicircular edge, used by engravers to clear away the spaces between the lines of an engraving.
As a verb scarper is
(british|slang) to run away; to flee; to escape.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A tool with a semicircular edge, used by engravers to clear away the spaces between the lines of an engraving.
(British, slang) To run away; to flee; to escape.
* 1904 , John Coleman, Fifty years of an actors? life , Volume 1,
* 2001 , Ardal O'Hanlon, Knick Knack Paddy Whack ,
- Out went the lights, as he continued, "That sneak Whiskers have just blown the gaff to old Slow-Coach, and he'll be here in two two's to give you beans — so scarper', laddies — ' scarper ! "
* 2007 , , [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,,2132043,00.html]
- The tramps scarpered', the street-traders pushing prams '''scarpered''', half of Dublin ' scarpered as if they all had something to hide.
- Helm writes: 'As if she were some street criminal, ready to scarper , Ruth's home was swooped upon by [Assistant Commissioner John] Yates's men and she was forced to dress in the presence of a female police officer.