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, 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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The second verse, about thriftily sneaking a plastic bag into an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet, was a bit he saw in a British TV series called Fresh Meat , Sheeran said.
But Apollo Justice doesn't provide anything new to attract veterans of the original, and essentially this is about thriftily establishing a new generation of fans.
She also thriftily recycles her clothes - wearing some of her hideously expensive designer outfits more than once, rather than just chucking them straight in the bin after one outing like so many other wives do.
He also said public servants in other state agencies may lose their motivation to use state resources thriftily.
Both can be seen as involving greed for money; or as forms of theft from other players; or as a loss of resources that should be saved or spent thriftily; or as a reification of chance in a world where God is in control and where faithful prayer is the normative way to manage hardship and uncertainty; or as a money-centred diversion that draws the weak-willed away from higher thoughts and activities.
"If we all cooperate and make modest sacrifices," he says in the video where he sits by the fire, "if we learn to live thriftily and remember the importance of helping our neighbors, then we can find ways to adjust and make our society more efficient and our own lives more enjoyable and productive."
Thus he lived thriftily, and spent what he received before God and contributed them to churches.
I've narrowed my new-career, newme wardrobe down to 33 items - some of which I already have, some of which I'll need to acquire by shopping very thriftily from my teeny allowance.
Living thriftily for a year, living frugally for a fixed period of time to see if you can, to see how much money you could save, in order to blog or write a book about your experiences, are entirely different experiences from the recurrent poverty experienced by low-income and precariously employed families, whose material conditions of thrift as impoverishment are stigmatised and must be concealed.
The usual costs of costume materials increased ten percent during the war, and although Ricketts often worked thriftily, inflation caused him to cut several designs from the Le Havre productions (Delany 1990, 303).
One commentator simply noted, "It remained for some ingenious admirer of the denizens of the deep to invent some plan by which the scales of fishes might be utilized for decorative purposes." (48) Maybe it was an ocean admirer, or perhaps it was someone in the kitchen thriftily contemplating a way to repurpose fish skin.