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frugal
used in Moby Dick

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avoiding waste
  • When not more profitably employed, the sperm whale hunters sometimes capture the Hyena whale, to keep up the supply of cheap oil for domestic employment—as some frugal housekeepers, in the absence of company, and quite alone by themselves, burn unsavory tallow instead of odorous wax.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (63% in)

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