Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To entangle; impede; hinder; hence, to fatigue; weary.
  • To tarry; delay; loiter; procrastinate.

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Examples

  • 'He has thrown her out, overboard, his ain dear Annie!'"she hummed;" and his ain dear Annie and her two sisters had to taigle home by theirselves like a string of green geese!

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • Ay, man, ye shall taigle many a weary foot, or we get clear!

    Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour

  • On one occasion two irreverent young fellows determined, as they said, to “taigle [176]” the minister.

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

  • Annie and her two sisters had to taigle home by theirselves like a string of green geese!

    Catriona

  • "Oh, all ye that can pray, tell all the Lord's people to try, by mourning and prayer, if ye can taigle him, taigle him especially in Scotland, for we fear, he will depart from it."

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • “Oh, all ye that can pray, tell all the Lord’s people to try, by mourning and prayer, if ye can taigle him, taigle him especially in Scotland, for we fear, he will depart from it.”

    Old Mortality

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