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used in The House of the Seven Gables

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slow; or causing or tending to delay things
  • ...a merchant or two, at the door of the post-office, together with an editor and a miscellaneous politician, awaiting a dilatory mail;
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (12% in)
dilatory = late (delayed)
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