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  • noun horseplay, fooling around.
  • noun A layabout, one who lallygags.
  • verb To dawdle; to be lazy or idle; to avoid necessary work or effort.
  • verb archaic, US To pet, kiss, or otherwise demonstrate overt affection, generally in public.

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  • verb be about


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  • They don't get paid to sit around and lallygag. cm

    Will the Senate be working over Christmas recess?

  • "And we lallygag sometimes to our last breath, don't we?" she said, adding after a pause, "When we live beyond our duality, we find it doesn't matter where we are."

    Beyond Hatha Yoga At Omega Institute's 'Being Yoga' Retreat

  • When eggs are high, hens just wander around as though they did not care whether school kept or not, and they kick up a dust and lallygag, and get some disease, and eat all the stuff you can buy for them, and they will make such a noise the neighbors will set dogs on them, and the roosters will get on strike and send walking delegates around to keep hens from laying, and then when eggs get so cheap they are not good enough to throw at jay actors, the whole poultry yard will begin to work overtime, and you have eggs to spare.

    Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899

  • "400 pounds at two years of age" Fat. dehesa I suppose, rolling Iberian pasturelands where pigs lallygag and gorge on sweet Holm Oak acorns.

    The Porkchop Express


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  • Don't think WordNet's quiet grasped this one yet.

    October 14, 2008

  • Wow. This opens up a whole new dimension of weirdness.

    October 15, 2008