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THRIFT'Y, adjective Frugal; sparing; using economy and good management of property.

I am glad he has so much youth and vigor left, of which he has not been thrifty

1. More generally, thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as a thrifty farmer or mechanic.

2. Thriving; growing rapidly or vigorously; as a plant.

3. Well husbanded.

I have five hundred crowns,

The thrifty hire I sav'd under your father.