Runaway


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Runaway

1. A slang term for high inflation that proves difficult to control.

2. See: Runaway gap.
References in classic literature ?
The seventh man of the last batch of runaways had been caught and was even then at the gate.
Would I take Scotty, the runaway sailor, to visit the harpooner, on the opium- smuggler Idler?
Here I sat, inside my first ship, a smuggler, accepted as a comrade by a harpooner and a runaway English sailor who said his name was Scotty.
I could whip any runaway sailor seventeen years old.
This obliged them to fall upon them with the stocks of their muskets; and first they made sure of the runaway savage, that had been the cause of all the mischief, and of another that was hurt in the knee, and put them out of their pain; then the man that was not hurt at all came and kneeled down to them, with his two hands held up, and made piteous moans to them, by gestures and signs, for his life, but could not say one word to them that they could understand.
This unique volume is comprised of transcription of the ads offering rewards for the capture and return of runaway servants taken from 24 colonial newspapers from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and New York.
RAWALPINDI -- Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) under a grand operation launched in November taken into custody 76 children found begging on city roads, lost and runaway children.
Runaway stars originating in the Milky Way are not fast enough to be hypervelocity because blue stars can't orbit close enough without the two stars merging.
The researchers simulated the birth and death of stars in the LMC over the past two billion years, and noted down every runaway star.
Runaway pacemaker results from pacemaker malfunction and is characterized by sudden increases in the stimulus rate above the set upper rate limit of the pacemaker.
These speedsters, called runaway stars, tend to be in isolated regions of the galaxy, though their paths often lead directly away from stellar clusters or even our galaxy's central black hole.
DAMMAM: The Passports Department in the Eastern Province (EP) has launched a campaign to raise awareness about runaway workers.