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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

tarry

\TAR-ee\ , verb;
1.
To remain or stay, as in a place; sojourn.
2.
To delay or be tardy in acting, starting, coming, etc.
3.
To wait.
Quotes:
"It would be well," he added, "to let this man go in again, as usual, and for him to tarry in the lodges, giving notice to the gentle ones of our approach, until we call him out, by signal, to consult. You know the cry of a crow, friend, from the whistle of the whippoorwill?"
-- James Fenimore Cooper, The last of the Mohicans: a narrative of 1757
Wilson allows his tour groups to tarry at the site, soaking up the strange feelings there and taking plenty of pictures in front of the wooden sign that still reads "Building 84."
-- "RoswellTours.com offers tours of UFO haunts," Melodika.net, July 2010
Origin:
Tarry's ancestor is the Middle English taryen, "a delay."
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