He just couldn't sit still, but must scamper over to the place Happy Jack Squirrel told him about.
Let it but scamper across the corner, and at once it is discovered.
Peter set a small kid on the floor and watched it scamper about the room, looking for an exit.
How Miss Bella Curtis did scamper for her two cents to pay the postman!
And the two girls felt also gay and cool, and they wanted to scamper and to laugh, to chatter and to jest.
Either we will gloriously take them, or they will limber up and scamper after Jackson.
The three took a scamper over the downs, and returned by way of the shore.
Then somebody pulled the revolver from the other hand and there was a scamper of feet.
She jumped out of bed, opened the door and allowed Pete to scamper away.
A scamper of feet fetched me out of my berth and up on deck.
"to run quickly," 1680s, probably from Flemish schampeeren, frequentative of schampen "run away," from Old North French escamper (Old French eschamper) "to run away, flee, quit the battlefield, escape," from Vulgar Latin *excampare "decamp," literally "leave the field," from Latin ex campo, from ex "out of" (see ex-) + campo, ablative of campus "field" (see campus). A vogue word late 17c. Related: Scampered; scampering. The noun is 1680s, from the verb.