from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Slow-moving; sluggish.
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In Henry V, the chorus describes the English and French attitudes: Proud of their numbers and secure in soul, The confident and over-lusty French Do the low-rated English play at dice; And chide the cripple tardy-gaited night Who, like a foul and ugly witch, doth limp So tediously away.
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