from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A miser who denies himself proper raiment.
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(It was solid gold, no pinchback, but the rael yaller stuff, jist fresh from King's shop to Paris, where his money is made), and sais he, 'Mr. Yankee, will you accept that to remember the Prince de Joinville and his horse by?'