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- adj. niggardly; stingy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Niggardly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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He advised him to keep the usurer in the most absolute uncertainty concerning the state of his funds-never to throw a main with the captain, who was in the habit of playing dry-fisted, and paying his losses with three vowels; and, finally, to beware of Duke Hildebrod, who was as sharp, he said, as a needle, though he had no more eyes than are possessed by that necessary implement of female industry.