from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A layabout or loiterer; Someone who tarries.
- n. A Roman Catholic of Northern Ireland or Scotland
- adj. comparative form of tarry: more tarry
- n. Obsolete form of terrier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, tarries.
- n. A kind of dig; a terrier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which tarries or delays.
- n. One who hinders, or causes tarrying.
- n. Same as terrier.
The next thing he had a holt o 'my coat-collar an' shuck me like a tarrier-dog shakes a rat.
Which the child's no more like one of ourn than a pug's like a tarrier-pup.
When doggy men beyond ocean talk about a terrier, they usually pronounce it _tarrier_, and not _terrier_, as we mostly call him on this bank of the Atlantic.
But in giving me a message a little while after he flew the track, and I instantly opened up and said, "Whistle, you tarrier, whistle!"
An 'beside him on the splashboard sat a brindled tarrier pup,
The cliverest lad of his hands and the best of his feet for twenty mile around -- as full o 'pluck as a tarrier an' as kindly-hearted as a wench.
You see, the old tarrier was crossing Saint Nicholas Avenue, with a big market basket full of provisions -- the family dinner, I suppose.
'Now, would a tarrier do that -- a well-trained tarrier?
He heerd th 'noise, an' woke up an 'set his bull tarrier Lydia Pinkham on her.
As this is a very tarrier of time, and he mocketh us and our gods, he deserveth to be brought to the most cruel death that we can for him imagine.