tarriance


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tar·ri·ance

 (tăr′ē-əns)
n. Archaic
1. The act of tarrying.
2. A temporary stay; a sojourn.

tarriance

(ˈtærɪəns)
n
an archaic word for delay
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Noun1.tarriance - the act of tarrying
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
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January the first, we again hoised Sail, having a fair and prosperous gail of Wind, we touched at the Canaries, but made no tarriance, desirous now to see our Native Countrey; but the Winds was very cross unto us for the space of a week, at last we were favoured with a gentle Gale, which brought us on merrily; though we were on a sudden stricken again into a dump; a Sailor from the main Mast discovering five Ships, which put us all in a great fear, we being Richly Laden, and not very well provided for Defence; but they bearing up to us, we found them to be Zealanders and our Friends; after many other passages concerning us not so much worthy of Note, we at last safele arrived at home, May 26.
I write as one who, while not having done any cumulative scaling in decades, had his own tarriance with such techniques in more youthful days.