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Word: tarry

Definition: linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle


Sentences Containing 'tarry'

Ammonia is made from the liquids which collect in the condensers; anilin, the source of exquisite dyes, is made from the thick, tarry distillate, and coke is the residue left in the clay retorts.
Chapter 23 Traveling Incognito MY idea was, to tarry a while in every town between St. Louis and New Orleans.
Having resupplied the garrison he did not tarry but left the next day and returned to Royalist lines.
Necromancer Games' "The Tome of Horrors" also describes the demodands, using their alternative names (tarry, slime, and shaggy).
The 1st edition "Monster Manual II" contains the farastu (tarry) demodand, the most common type of demondand, the kelubar (slime) demodand, the bureaucrats of demodand society, and the shator (shaggy) demodand, the disgusting leaders of the demodands.
The boat was to tarry at Memphis till ten the next morning.
The shaggy demodand, the slime demodand, and the tarry demodand appeared under the "demodand" heading in the "Tome of Horrors" (2002) from Necromancer Games.
The tributaries are as follows: Appian Creek, Baden Creek, Barn Creek, Bear Creek, Big Oak Creek, Briones Reservoir, Cascade Creek, Castro Creek, Coal Mine Creek, Clark Creek, Dutra Creek, El Toyonal Creek, Greenridge Creek, Inspiration Creek, Kennedy Creek, La Colina Creek, Lauterwasser Creek, Leastrot Creek, Lila Creek, Miner Creek, Newell Creek, Oak Creek, Oursan Creek, Overhill Creek, Rose Creek, Russel Creek, San Pablo Reservoir, Sather Creek, Schoolhouse Creek, Siesta Valley Creek, Tarry Creek, Tin House Creek, Wagner Creek, Wilkie Creek and Wire Ranch Creek.
There is a residue of unreactive tarry compounds mixed with ash from the coal and catalyst. To minimise the loss of carbon in the residue stream, it is necessary to have a low-ash feed.

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