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tarry

/tar·ry/ (tahr´e)
1. filled with or covered by tar.
2. thick, dark; resembling tar.

tarry

said of feces that are black and glutinous. See also melena.
References in classic literature ?
At length, the clock was hidden from his sight by some envious shutters, then the church steeples proclaimed eleven at night, then the quarter past, and then the conviction seemed to obtrude itself on his mind that it was no use tarrying there any longer.
They still retain something similar, which is termed tarrying.
Keita evidently decided against tarrying over one problem and one scholar, both crying out for focus.