dalliance (n.)
idle talk, fooling about, waste of time
CE IV.i.48[Antipholus of Ephesus to Angelo] You use this dalliance to excuse / Your breach of promise
CE IV.i.59[Second Merchant to Antipholus of Ephesus] My business cannot brook this dalliance
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