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Sparing - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

SPA'RING, ppr.

1. Using frugally; forbearing; omitting to punish or destroy.

2. a. Scarce; little.

3. Scanty; not plentiful; not abundant; as a sparing diet.

4. Saving; parsimonious. Virgil being so very sparing of his words, and leaving so much to be imagined by the reader, can never be translated as he ought in amy modern tongue.

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