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Dally (verb active)

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To Da'lly. v.a. To put off; to delay; to amuse 'till a proper opportunity.

He fully set down, after his wonted manner, to perform service; not by the hazard of one set battle, but by dalying off the time with often skirmishes. Knolles's History.

Sources: Knolles, Richard (44)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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