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A.Word.A.Day--tarry

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tarry (TAR-ee) verb intr.

To delay, stay, or wait.

verb tr.

To wait for.

noun

A short stay; a sojourn.

[From Middle English tarien/taryen (to delay).]

tarry (TAR-ee) adjective

Of, like, or smeared with tar.

[From tar + -y.]

"You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For Life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children,
as living arrows, are sent forth."
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Prophet, 1923.

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