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

  Tarry \Tar"ry\, v. t.
     1. To delay; to defer; to put off. [Obs.]
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              Tarry us here no longer than to-morrow. --Chaucer.
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     2. To wait for; to stay or stop for. [Archaic]
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              He that will have a cake out of the wheat must needs
              tarry the grinding.                   --Shak.
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              He plodded on, . . . tarrying no further question.
                                                    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tarry \Tar"ry\, n.
     Stay; stop; delay. [Obs.] --E. Lodge.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tarry \Tar"ry\, a. [From Tar, n.]
     Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tarry \Tar"ry\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tarried; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tarrying.] [OE. tarien to irritate (see Tarre); but with
     a change of sense probably due to confusion with OE. targen
     to delay, OF. targier, fr. (assumed) LL. tardicare, fr. L.
     tardare to make slow, to tarry, fr. tardus slow. Cf.
     Tardy.]
     1. To stay or remain behind; to wait.
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              Tarry ye for us, until we come again. --Ex. xxiv.
                                                    14.
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     2. To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter.
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              Come down unto me, tarry not.         --Gen. xic. 9.
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              One tarried here, there hurried one.  --Emerson.
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     3. To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge.
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              Tarry all night, and wash your feet.  --Gen. xix. 2.
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     Syn: To abide; continue; lodge; await; loiter.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tarry
      adj 1: having the characteristics of pitch or tar [syn:
             pitchy, resinous, resiny, tarry]
      v 1: be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the
           Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around
           the department?" [syn: loiter, lounge, footle,
           lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess
           about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill
           around]
      2: leave slowly and hesitantly [syn: tarry, linger]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "tarry":
     abide, await, be still, bide, bide the issue, carry on, cease not,
     coast, continue, continue to be, crawl, creep, dally, dawdle,
     defeat time, defy time, delay, dillydally, drag, drag along,
     drag on, dwell, endure, exist, extend, falter, flag, freeze,
     go along, go on, goof off, halt, hang about, hang around,
     hang back, hold, hold everything, hold on, hold out, hold steady,
     hold your horses, jog on, keep, keep going, keep on, keep quiet,
     lag, last, last long, last out, lie still, linger, linger on, live,
     live on, live through, loiter, lollygag, maintain, mark time,
     never cease, not breathe, not stir, pause, perdure, perennate,
     persist, poke, prevail, procrastinate, put off, remain,
     remain motionless, repose, rest, run, run on, settle,
     shilly-shally, sit tight, sit up, slog on, sojourn, stagger on,
     stall, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand still, stay, stay on,
     stay put, stay up, stick, stick around, stick fast, stop,
     stop over, subsist, survive, sustain, take time, temporize,
     tide over, trail, tread water, wait, wait a minute, wait and see,
     waste time, wear, wear on, wear well
  
  

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