niggard


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Answering Antipholus' question, 'Why is Time such a niggard of hair, being as it so plentiful an excrement?
We can plainly see why nature is prodigal in variety, but niggard in innovation.
A thousand, thousand ways lead to his gate, To his wide-mouthed porch, when niggard life Hath but one little, little wicket through.
niggard, which is avoided--at least in American English--due to its phonetic similarity to a taboo word, namely nigger.
After my death--dear love, forget me quite, For you in me can nothing worthy prove; Unless you would devise some virtuous lie, To do more for me than mine own desert, And hang more praise upon deceased I Than niggard truth would willingly impart .
And then, too, in the case of woman, it is only reason of a sort--very niggard in its dimensions.
a small fire, neat, niggard almost, a shrewd fire; such fires were his father's habit and custom always, even in freezing weather.
niggard, dotard, aldermanrie, husbondrie), it has to be acknowledged that ABLE is different because its hybrid formations are not governed by local analogies.
I have heard such generall commendation of your unexampled dexteritie in making your pen expresse that minde of yours, which if itt were not inspired from heaven could not possibly dictate so excellently as itt doth, insomuch as I must needes accuse fame, though itt have spoken largely of your abilities, to have yett beene but a niggard in extolling the same.