Elops


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Elops

dumb serpent; gives no warning of its approach. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
'Eloped with a half-pay captain,' repeated Mr Lillyvick, 'basely and falsely eloped with a half-pay captain.
There was a desk pushed back against the wall, which the irregular ceiling eloped down to meet behind it, and at my left was a window, which gave a good light on the writing-leaf of my desk.
"As you say, we have had dull times since the steel and grindstone eloped and left us.
As soon as it was recognised and carried home, the faithful valet, true to his master's creed, eloped with all the cash and movables he could lay his hands on, and started as a finished gentleman upon his own account.
He is the man with whom you eloped that day when you gave us all such a fright--Mr.