There are 2 definitions of tarry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːri
 
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adjective (tarrier, tarriest)

  • Like or covered with tar: a length of tarry rope
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    • The bleached wood floor is covered in tarry splats.
    • After the poles are laid on the barrels, they are covered with the tarry poke.
    • Some people put out three feet of tarry rope at a time.

Derivatives

tarriness

noun
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  • Also has a some tarriness and a few gamey/meaty characters that add to the overall appeal.
  • Classic Barossa Valley Shiraz aromas abound here: grassy wheaty, with sweet spicy fruitcake and tarriness, too.
  • This is a dense and brooding Merlot that displays a fine and persistent finish with a hint of tarriness.

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noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw

There are 2 definitions of tarry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtari
 
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verb (tarries, tarrying, tarried)

[no object] archaic or • literary
  • Stay longer than intended; delay leaving a place: she could tarry a bit and not get home until four
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    • Nations come and go and have since the beginning of time and if the Lord tarries will continue to come and go forever.
    • One of our great poets has well and finely said that freedom is not a gift that tarries long in the hands of cowards.
    • Think of Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsemane, His disciples tarried and fell asleep.

Derivatives

tarrier

noun ( • rare )
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  • Our warriors, long tarriers, will set swift sail.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw