- Put off, Delay
- to postpone induction of (a person) into military service
Saralee groaned at the time. Deferring any long wasn’t going to change anything. Temperatures were well below zero, and at this time of night, they were only going to sink lower. She better just suck it up.
Snow twirled around her as she trudged through the drifts to the barn. Her ponies whinnied when they saw her, nuzzling her with their velvety noses. Outside, the blizzard raged, but inside the barn was paradise.