Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
4. Monetary Relations

808. Nonpayment.

   NOUN:NONPAYMENT; default, defalcation; protest, repudiation; application of the sponge; whitewashing.
  INSOLVENCY, bankruptcy, failure; insufficiency [See Insufficiency]; run upon a bank; overdrawn account.
  waste paper bonds; dishonored -, protested- bills; bogus check or cheque.
  DEFAULTER, bankrupt, insolvent debtor, lame duck [slang], man of straw; welsher or welcher, stag [obs.], levanter, absconder.
   VERB:NOT PAY [See Payment]; fail, break, stop payment; become -insolvent, – bankrupt; be gazetted; have one’s check -dishonored, – protested.
  pay under protest; button up one’s pockets, draw the purse strings; apply the sponge; pay over the left shoulder [colloq.], get whitewashed; swindle [See Stealing]; run up bills, fly kites [com. slang].
  PROTEST, dishonor, repudiate, nullify.
   ADJECTIVE:NOT PAYING; in debt [See Debt]; behindhand, in arrear; beggared &c., (poor) [See Poverty]; unable to make both ends meet, minus [colloq.], worse than nothing.
  INSOLVENT, bankrupt, in the gazette, gazetted, ruined.
  UNPAID (outstanding) [See Debt]; gratis [See Cheapness]; unremunerated.