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- adj. parsimonious; sparing; niggardly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Parsimonious; sparing; niggardly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Parsimonious; niggardly; close-fisted.
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For she said — “This is not the hour to be strait-handed; suffer that I take what seemeth good unto me and go before Saum, it may be that I move him to spare the land.”
He will offer bullocks with goats, so liberal will he be in his return of praise, and not strait-handed: he would not offer that which cost him nothing, but that which cost him a great deal.
Thus sinners stick at no pains, spare no cost, and care not how low they stoop, for the gratifying either of their luxury or of their malice; shall we then be stiff and strait-handed in our compliance with the laws of virtue?
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