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thrift:

see leadwortleadwort
, common name for the Plumbaginaceae, a family of perennial herbs and shrubs usually found in semiarid regions, especially of the Mediterranean area and Central Asia. Several species—e.g.
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thrift

Rare vigorous thriving or growth, as of a plant

thrift

any of numerous perennial plumbaginaceous low-growing plants of the genus Armeria, esp A. maritima, of Europe, W Asia, and North America, having narrow leaves and round heads of pink or white flowers
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A spokesman for the company said: "Though unfortunate, certain business conditions have made it necessary to close our Value Village thrift store in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood after a number of years of leasing the space on a month-to-month basis".
AIG CEO Robert Benmosche said it was doing so because of restrictions operating a thrift would impose on the company's operations through the Volcker rule.
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