E*lapse" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Elapsed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Elapsing.] [L. elapsus, p. p. of elabi to glide away; e out + labi to fall, slide. See Lapse.]

To slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; -- used chiefly in reference to time.

Eight days elapsed; at length a pilgrim came. Hoole.


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