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 for Common thrift
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thrift \Thrift\ (thr[i^]ft), n. [Icel. [thorn]rift. See
     Thrive.]
     1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in
        regard to property; frugality.
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              The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove
              very good husbands.                   --Spenser.
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     2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property;
        increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity. "Your thrift
        is gone full clean." --Chaucer.
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              I have a mind presages me such thrift. --Shak.
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     3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
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     4. (Bot.) One of several species of flowering plants of the
        genera Statice and Armeria.
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     Common thrift (Bot.), Armeria vulgaris; -- also called
        sea pink.
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     Syn: Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit.
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