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Tardy


T'ARDY, adjective [Latin tardus.]

1. Slow; with a slow pace or motion.

And check the tardy flight of time.

2. Late; dilatory; not being in season.

The tardy plants in our cold orchards plac'd

You may freely censure him for being tardy in his payments.

3. Slow; implying reluctance.

Tardy to vengeance, and with mercy brave.

4. Unwary. [Not in use.]

5. Criminal. [Not in use.]

T'ARDY, verb intransitive To delay. [Not in use.]