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stint
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
an unbroken period of time during which you do something;
or: smallest American sandpiper;
or: an individuals prescribed share of work;
or: subsist on a meager allowance;
or: supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
  • To save something toward the repayment of those creditors was the object toward which he was now bending all his thoughts and efforts; and under the influence of this all-compelling demand of his nature, the somewhat profuse man, who hated to be stinted or to stint any one else in his own house, was gradually metamorphosed into the keen-eyed grudger of morsels.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (54% in)
  • And then, when the box is goin' back'ard and forrard, I could send the lad a cake, or a pork-pie, or an apple; for he can do with an extry bit, bless him! whether they stint him at the meals or no. My children can eat as much victuals as most, thank God!"
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares…. (22% in)
  • To save something toward the repayment of those creditors was the object toward which he was now bending all his thoughts and efforts; and under the influence of this all-compelling demand of his nature, the somewhat profuse man, who hated to be stinted or to stint any one else in his own house, was gradually metamorphosed into the keen-eyed grudger of morsels.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (54% in)

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