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GUEST,Santa Folklore: What does 'tarried mean? (53* d) RE: Folklore: What does 'tarried mean? 27 Oct 03

The Owl and The Pussycat

O let us be married
Too long we have tarried
But what shall we do for a ring?

I would take the meaning as being simply delayed, hung around, waited, not been bothered, etc.   I don't think that there's any hint of dalliance.

Of course, we don't know how long they'd been planning this escapade.....

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