to run away, to decamp.
|implied in speel (on) the drum under drum n.3|
|Swell’s Night Guide 61: Hook it, you gonniff, cross kid – hook it scarper, speel!|
|Vulgar Tongue 38: As a pig was marking, I speeled to the crib, where I found Jim had been pulling down sawney for grub.|
|Leaves from Diary of Celebrated Burglar 80/2: Iv thau loiks bettir, thau kin speel ’ome an’ I’ll do it mysen.|
|Sl. Dict. 303: Speel to run away, make off.|
see under drum n.3