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 for Delays
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delay \De*lay"\, n.; pl. Delays. [F. d['e]lai, fr. OF. deleer
     to delay, or fr. L. dilatum, which, though really from a
     different root, is used in Latin only as a p. p. neut. of
     differre to carry apart, defer, delay. See Tolerate, and
     cf. Differ, Delay, v.]
     A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering
     inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
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           Without any delay, on the morrow I sat on the judgment
           seat.                                    --Acts xxv.
                                                    17.
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           The government ought to be settled without the delay of
           a day.                                   --Macaulay.
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