eloper


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e·lope

 (ĭ-lōp′)
intr.v. e·loped, e·lop·ing, e·lopes
1. To run away with a lover, especially with the intention of getting married.
2. To run away; abscond.

[Perhaps Anglo-Norman aloper, to run away from one's husband with a lover, from Middle Dutch ontlopen, to run away : ont-, away from, along; see ant- in Indo-European roots + lopen, to run.]

e·lope′ment n.
e·lop′er n.
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Imaging being referred to by one of these metonyms: pooper, falling star, wanderer, screamer, feeder, eloper, wetter.
I was reminded of this last week when a Cardiff dev- eloper of wind turbines blamed what he called "the Taffia" for the delay in the grand design to cover the Welsh countryside with structures more than 110 metres tall.
noun absconder from public labour, absconder into the woods, absentee, absentee into the woods, absentee without leave, escaper, fleer, prison-breaker runaway, bolter, breakaway, ladino, stampeder truant, eloper dodger, absconder, bilker, eluder fugitive, boat people, reffo, refugee
Door alarms have a twofold purpose -- to create a deterrent for the eloper and to notify staff.