didapper

didapper

(ˈdaɪˌdæpə)
n
1. (Animals) a little grebe or dabchick
2. jocular literary rare a name sometimes used for someone who disappears and then suddenly reappears again
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A poacher comes upon him and Suttree has to convince himself that neither he nor the hunter is one of Mark Twain's solipsistic forlorn thoughts, wandering alone among the empty eternities: "You're loony as a didapper," the poacher says.