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Wagging, vbl. n. [ME and e.m.E. waggyng (Piers Plowman).] fig.The state of being idle or wasting time. — 1648 Hamilton P. (Camden Soc.) 253.
This makes us delay sailing till to morrow … God send us a good meeting, which is heartily longd for by me, for truely I am a weary of wagging at sea

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