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 for 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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  thrift
      n 1: any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the
           genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
      2: extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money
         unnecessarily [syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness,
         thrift, penny-pinching]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "thrift":
     austerity, austerity program, canniness, care, carefulness,
     chariness, economic planning, economicalness, economizing, economy,
     economy of means, false economy, forehandedness, frugality,
     frugalness, good management, husbandry, management, miserliness,
     niggardliness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, penuriousness,
     providence, prudence, prudential administration, saving, scrimping,
     skimping, sparingness, stinginess, thriftiness,
     tight purse strings, unwastefulness
  
  

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