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Straitness - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

STRAITNESS, n.

1. Narrowness; as the straitness of a place; straitness of mind; straitness of circumstances.

2. Strictness; rigor; as the straitness of a mans proceedings.

3. Distress; difficulty; pressure from necessity of any kind, particularly from poverty.

4. Want; scarcity; or rather narrowness; as the straitness of the conveniences of life.

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