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Monday, June 20, 2011

yarely

\YAIR-lee\ , adveb;
1.
With quickness or agility.
Quotes:
"Eat with despatch," he said, "and follow me yarely to mine house."
-- Robert Louis Stevenson, The Black Arrow
There was a further commotion as the King insisted on leaving his place to descend to the gravel of the tilt-yard, where he called for stretcher-bearers and a doctor to come yarely, yarely!
-- Joanna Dessau, Take Now, Pay Later
Origin:
Yarely is based on the Old English word gearu, meaning "ready."
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