stingy


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stingy

South Wales dialect a stinging nettle
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We could give something if we chose; we need give nothing, if we were poor or if we were stingy.
She accused him of every mean fault; she said he was stingy, she said he was dull, she said he was vain, selfish; she cast virulent ridicule on everything upon which he was most sensitive.
Perrott proceeded to deliver an opinion, and Evelyn insisted that he was much too stingy, like all lawyers, thinking of the letter and not of the spirit, while Mrs.
What we good stingy people don't like, is having our sixpences sucked away from us.
Of course not; he had nine of them, altogether," declared Eureka; "and I must say it was very stingy of him not to let me eat just a few.
But Toto and Billina can't be 'spected to go hungry when the town's full of good things they like to eat, 'cause they can't understand your stingy ways as I do.
The stingy wizard didn't give me much of it, but I guess there's enough for two or three doses.
Lynde might be bossy; but there was always a box of cookies in her kitchen cupboard and she was not stingy.
Don't leave me time enough to take the stingy view of five hundred pounds.
He is proud and cold, and, between ourselves, stingy in money matters.
I will say it for the child," said Marilla when Anne had gone to her gable, "she isn't stingy.
Cousin Mattie's a great cook and there's nothing stingy about her.