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 Decamp’.December. (Latin, the tenth month.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Decaniller.
 
To be off, to decamp, to escape. A curious instance of argot. Canille is old French for chenille, a pupa, imago, or chrysalis. These afterwards become winged insects and take their flight. So a visitor says in France, “Il faut me sauver,” or “Il faut decaniller.” I must be off.   1
 


 Decamp’.December. (Latin, the tenth month.) 

 
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