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Reenawlee; a slow-going fellow who dawdles and delays and hesitates about things.
But Dawdles wor as gooid as his word, an' long befoor it wor done he declared it wor th' cheapest mait he ivver bowt.
YORKSHER PUDDIN'JOHN HARTLEY
He lingers and dawdles through his round of hours as though it joyed him to be sluggish.
Of what use is a man who dawdles away his time on a fiddle; of what benefit is he to mankind?
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
It is the adolescent who loafs and dawdles on street corners.
He must put the screw on Henslowe, and if Henslowe dawdles, why we shall just drain and repair and sink for a well ourselves.
ROBERT ELSMEREMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
If he should ever slip up, it might well be put down as an insult, because he never forgets or dawdles.
HARVARD STORIESWALDRON KINTZING POST
He goes down into the street, and dawdles an hour or so a day at his broker's.
AN AMBITIOUS WOMANEDGAR FAWCETT
He must put the screw on Henslowe, and if Henslowe dawdles, why we shall just drain and repair and sink for a well, ourselves.
ROBERT ELSMEREMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
He doesn't read, and he doesn't study; he just dawdles around, and calls on the girls, and talks with them by the hour.
GABRIEL TOLLIVERJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS