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provident
used in Moby Dick

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providing carefully for the future — often by saving money
  • I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgment, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate-de-foie-gras.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (83% in)

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