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Stint


STINT, verb transitive [Gr., narrow.]

1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to limit; as, to stint the body in growth; to stint the mind in knowledge; to stint a person in his meals.

Nature wisely stints our appetite.

2. To assign a certain task in labor, which being performed, the person is excused from further labor for the day, or for a certain time; a common popular use of the word in America.

STINT, noun A small bird, the Tringa cinctus.

STINT, noun

1. Limit; bound; restraint.

2. Quantity assigned; proportion allotted. The workmen have their stint

Our stint of woe is common.