• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tarrier (Zoöl) A kind of dig; a terrier.
    • n Tarrier One who, or that which, tarries.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tarrier One who or that which tarries or delays.
    • n tarrier One who hinders, or causes tarrying.
    • n tarrier Same as terrier.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tarrier tar′i-ėr old form of terrier:
    • n Tarrier one who tarries or delays
    • n Tarrier tar′i-ėr (slang) a rough fellow, a tough.
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In literature:

Something in the bloodhound or tarrier way.
"The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Vols. I to III" by Cuthbert Bede
Sure, ye'r more surprised to see 'im leppin' down the hill to meet ye, like a rale Irish tarrier.
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Later he acquired a pair of "tarriers" and took enough interest in them to write detailed instructions concerning them in 1796.
"George Washington: Farmer" by Paul Leland Haworth
He heerd th' noise, an' woke up an' set his bull tarrier Lydia Pinkham on her.
"Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen" by Finley Peter Dunne
You made things jump like a two-headed tarrier.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
One bull tarrier dog and collar he fought Len Fogerty's dog bit him all up and father sent him away.
"New Faces" by Myra Kelly
Description des genres Tarriere (Terebellum), Ancillaria et Oliva.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Aren't you, you young tarrier?
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Better nor any tarrier she is at it.
"White Lilac; or the Queen of the May" by Amy Walton
He's th' best tarrier fur rats as tha ivver seed.
"That Lass O' Lowrie's" by Frances Hodgson Burnett

In news:

Tarrier's Take… Merrimack Downs Spaulding To Advance To Finals, 53-39.
Tarrier 's Take…Bedford Stands Tall Against Hanover In Semis, 54-46.
Just nine years ago, Amanda Tarrier was a college student at Wesleyan University, finishing up a degree in earth and environmental science.
Pirates fight, but can't hold back Tarriers in another football loss.
Tarrier freshman Billy Peterson, 32, pursues while Pirate junior Elan Peterson, 11, blocks.