stint

(redirected from stinted)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.

stint

any of various small sandpipers of the chiefly northern genus Calidris (or Erolia), such as C. minuta (little stint)
References in classic literature ?
But if I had stinted him, in his usual quantity of wine, or forbidden him to taste it altogether, that would only have increased his partiality for it, and made him regard it as a greater treat than ever.
Nature had surely formed her in a partial mood; and, forgetting her usual stinted step-mother dole of gifts, had endowed this, her darling, with a grand-dame's bounty.