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waylay
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

2 uses
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Definition
to stop someone (without their forewarning) to attack them or to talk
  • He waylaid other boys as they came, and went on buying tickets of various colors ten or fifteen minutes longer.
    Chapter 4 (32% in)
  • Waylay people—that's mostly the way."
    Chapter 33 (48% in)

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