Runagate
Runagate Run"a*gate, n. [F. ren['e]gat, Prov. renegat. LL. renegatus; confused with E. run and gate a way. See {Renegade}.] A fugitive; a vagabond; an apostate; a renegade. See {Renegade}. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

Wretched runagates from the jail. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

Who has not been a runagate from duty? --Hare. [1913 Webster]


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