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23rd letter in the Arabic alphabet. Sounds like a l.

1. The state of being a fugitive from justice. 2. Escape from any custody or jurisdiction while awaiting trial or prosecution. 3. To flee, as from the scene of a crime, a place of detention, or any area where one is wanted by the police; to jump bail or parole.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Lam (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lammed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Lamming.] [Icel. lemja to beat, or lama to bruise, both fr. lami, lama, lame. See Lame.]

To beat soundly; to thrash.

[Obs. or Low]

Beau. & Fl.


© Webster 1913.

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