Definition of Skedaddlers
1. skedaddler [n] - See also: skedaddler
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Literary usage of Skedaddlers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. What is Free Trade? by Frédéric Bastiat (1867)
"L, and some fifty thousand other skedaddlers ran off to Canada when the war broke out, for fear they might be drafted. Together with the colored folks who ..."
2. The Great North-western Conspiracy in All Its Startling Details: The Plot to by I. Winslow Ayer (1865)
"skedaddlers, as they are called, are those persons who having been drafted, or seeing a possibility of it, in the United States army, had fled to Canada to ..."
3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1875)
"He says the village is not very lar off; but there's no use trying to go on now, as the skedaddlers won't be in for a long time. ..."
4. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1904)
"... were worn and ragged : these last the clerk set down as a lot of Ohio " skedaddlers" who had been "starved out" of Canada and were returning home. ..."
5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"... though we did ne get near enough to the field that night to see man wounded men or skedaddlers, if there were man of the latter class. ..."
6. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Mr. GH Yeaman of Ky., House of Repr., Feb. 26 : Cong. Globe, p. 128/2, App. 1863 Dame Rumor says our skedaddlers have been heard from, and that they ..."
7. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"... though we did not get near enough to the field that night to see many wounded men or skedaddlers, if there were many of the latter class. ..."