from The Century Dictionary.
- Constantly; continually; always.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb obsolete Continually.
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I have heard about that alday today on others blogs!!
Indians would dive and gett them up againe. one man being left behinde in the woodes astray, Expecting to Kill something to eate, the Indians weare soe Kind as to bring him downe to us. thiss afternoone wee fixes our Armes and cattoch  Boxes, Dryes our Poweder. now 20 leagues farther wee come to a Place called Santa Maria,  to which place wee rowe and paddle very hard alday. this place made all with Stockados, no greate gunns, but onely a place to keepe the Indians out of the river, itt being a river wheir thay take much golde. about one aclock att night wee wear gotten close under the Stockadose, soe that wee could heare the Centry talke. wee landed about half a mile from the place in the woods and lay their till day.