lingering


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the act of tarrying

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She returned just in time to join the others as they quitted the house, on an excursion through its more immediate premises; and the rest of the morning was easily whiled away, in lounging round the kitchen garden, examining the bloom upon its walls, and listening to the gardener's lamentations upon blights, in dawdling through the green-house, where the loss of her favourite plants, unwarily exposed, and nipped by the lingering frost, raised the laughter of Charlotte,--and in visiting her poultry-yard, where, in the disappointed hopes of her dairy-maid, by hens forsaking their nests, or being stolen by a fox, or in the rapid decrease of a promising young brood, she found fresh sources of merriment.
And even if she should have a lingering affection for me still, ought I to disturb her peace by awakening those feelings?
A boat beneath a sunny sky, Lingering onward dreamily In an evening of July-- Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, Pleased a simple tale to hear-- Long has paled that sunny sky: Echoes fade and memories die.
The vehicles, loaded with household goods and implements of husbandry, the few straggling sheep and cattle that were herded in the rear, and the rugged appearance and careless mien of the sturdy men who loitered at the sides of the lingering teams, united to announce a band of emigrants seeking for the Elderado of the West.
The matted grass of the lower land, presented obstacles which fatigue began to render formidable, and the whip was becoming necessary to urge the lingering teams to their labour.
She felt a curious kind of pleasure in lingering among these houses of the dead, and read the inscriptions on the tombs of the good people (a great number of good people were buried there), passing on from one to another with increasing interest.
After lingering at the finger-post for a few minutes to see the stilts frisking away in the moonlight and the bearer of the drum toiling slowly after them, he blew a few notes upon the trumpet as a parting salute, and hastened with all speed to follow Mr Codlin.
A single golden egg bug can lower its risk of predator attack by lingering near a mating pair, report Scandinavian researchers.
The Knife & Fork Chardonnay exhibits fresh lemon-lime flavors, with some melon and peach, a hint of vanillin oak and a soft lingering palate, pairing particularly well with grilled fish, chicken, and light pasta dishes.
HIBERNIAN defender David Murphy is determined to put an end to any lingering Tennent's Scottish Cup disappointment by helping his team get to Hampden Park in May.
And then there's Bob's lingering Catholicism, another Jordan perennial.
In instruction manuals given to patients and doctors, defibrillator and pacemaker manufacturers have for years included warnings about lingering near antitheft scanners, they note.
However, IMCL's long-term downtrend combined with the lingering optimism in the options pits has earned the security a Schaeffer's Equity Scorecard rating of 3.
The actress, nominated for an Oscar for her role in Lost In Translation, had a lingering kiss with actress turned fashion designer Tara Subkoff.
Old thoughts were lingering in their heads and it was hard for them to get past that.