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- adv. rather late
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Somewhat late; backward.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat late; belated; backward.
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The lateward seed, or that which is hid and lieth long in the earth; "The wheat and the spelt which do not soon ripen, are sown in Marchesvan; the early seed, the barley, which soon ripens, is sown in Shebat and Adar."
And those that were lateward, became Laban's; and they of the first time, Jacob's.
See ye the word of the Lord: Am I become a wilderness to Israel, or a lateward springing land? why then have my people said: We are revolted, we will come to thee no more?
Therefore the showers were withholden, and there was no lateward rain: thou hadst a harlot's forehead, thou wouldst not blush.
But the wheat, and other winter corn were not hurt, because they were lateward.
Certain figs there be, which are both early and also lateward; .... they are ripe first in harvest, and afterwards in time of vintage; .... also some there be which beare thrice a year "(Pliny, _Nat.
f For which thing the droppes of rayne were kept back, and 5 there was no lateward shower i thou haddeftan harlots fore - head, thou wouldeft not blush, f Therefore at the leaft from 4 henceforth cal me: thou art my father, the guide of my virgi - nitie. t'Why, wilt thou be angrie for euer, or wile thou pcrfe - j uere vnto the end?
24 * J - And they haue not faid in their hart: Let vs feare the Lord our God, who geueth vs the timely and lateward rayne in due feafon: who preferueth the fulnes of the yearly harueft vnto