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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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In a bid to prove this thriftiness the MP added that he once spent pounds 99.99 on a TV he bought in Tottenham Court Road, which was small enough to carry home under his arm on the bus.
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As for jibes about the Blues board's thriftiness, Sullivan said the current economic climate had hit hard: "It has been a tough financial year not just for the club, but for individuals," he said.
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Not surprisingly, as they gear up for their busiest fortnight of the year, Cannes shopkeepers and restaurateurs are keeping the relative thriftiness of their international film biz clientele in perspective.
Analysts chalked up the difference in giving to Yankee thriftiness and Southern hospitality.
I've never been in one without being reminded of the centrality of family life, of ordered relationships, of industry and thriftiness - which is, however, tempered by tremendous generosity and hospitality.
Invariably, excess turns a virtue into a vice, as when too much courage produces foolhardiness and thriftiness becomes stinginess.
This means that although they are small and relatively slow-growing, they maintain natural hardiness, thriftiness, easy lambing, adaptability and longevity.
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