Definition of Scrimpit
1. meager [adj] - See also: meager
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrimpit
Literary usage of Scrimpit
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer by John Aikin (1843)
"... To mak amends for scrimpit stature, She's tum'd you iff, г human creature On her first plan, And in her freaks, on every feature, She's wrote, the Man. ..."
2. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1852)
"2 ;" and the papers in this box was Mr. scrimpit at present examining. ... Here Mr. scrimpit seemed to be lost in astonished delight, as he slowly repeated ..."
3. Proverbs, Proverbial Expressions, and Popular Rhymes of Scotland by Andrew Cheviot (1896)
"A MILE of Don's worth two of Dee, Except for salmon, stone and tree. A MIND that's scrimpit never wants some care. But aiblins, neibour, ye hae not a heart, ..."
4. The Literary Life and Miscellanies of John Galt by John Galt (1834)
"... savings upside down, or rather putting scrimpit in sense to serve for both. Indeed, for the haining and saving of the good old ..."
5. The Proverbs of Scotland by Alexander Hislop (1868)
"A mind that's scrimpit ne'er wants care. " But aiblins, neibour, ye hae not a heart, ... A mind that's scrimpit never wants some care." —Gentle Shepherd. ..."