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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from scrimp, v. t.
  • a device used in connection with a calico printing machine for stretching the fabric breadthwise so that it may be smooth for printing.

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  • verb Present participle of scrimp.

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Examples

  • Her "scrimping," as Gussie called it, met with no favor from anyone; and though Mrs. Sherwood talked of "ordering" this and that from the store, Dexie positively refused to be the mouthpiece of the order.

    Miss Dexie A Romance of the Provinces

  • That kind of scrimping may be good for stressed family budgets, but it's bad for the nation's overall economy -- and that has the potential to reinforce the miserly mood.

    News4Jax.com - Local News

  • That kind of scrimping may be good for stressed family budgets, but it's bad for the nation's overall economy - and that has the potential to reinforce the miserly mood.

    Gazette.com :

  • That kind of scrimping may be good for stressed family budgets, but it's bad for the nation's overall economy _ and that has the potential to reinforce the miserly mood.

    WTOP / Business / Biz Stories

  • U.S. families—by defaulting on their loans and scrimping on expenses—shouldered a smaller debt burden in 2010 than at any point in the previous six years, putting them in position to start spending more.

    Families Slice Debt to Lowest in 6 Years

  • In these hard times of scrimping and saving, there's scrimping and, well, saving.

    ECB cuts interest rates as crunch summit begins - Thursday December 8 2011

  • In the turmoil, many Abidjan residents haven't been paid, or have been laid off by employers scrimping for cash.

    Ivory Coast Calls for Export Curbs

  • Indeed, Fallingwater is every homeowner's fantasy house, at least every nature-worshiping homeowner's—a place where all the rooms, staircases and fireplaces, every last window, sash and bevel is at the service of bringing one in harmony with a higher power; Fallingwater is essentially a place of worship without any scrimping on creature comforts.

    When Nature Calls

  • Five billion in scrimping and savings, in second jobs and second-hand clothes, in basic necessities not bought, and countless other sacrifices made—simply to escape the system that they've been relegated to and to obtain a decent education for their children.

    Forstmann's Not So Little Idea

  • And avoid scrimping on price here—we've found that lower-cost brands sometimes take three to four coats to finish the job.

    Lower debt frees up remodeling money—here's where the deals are

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