from The Century Dictionary.
- To hedge or fence in; inclose; in particular, of grass, to inclose or preserve for mowing or pasture.
- To save; spare; refrain from using or spending.
- To be thrifty and saving; be economical or parsimonious.
- noun An inclosure; a park.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To inclose for mowing; to set aside for grass.
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