Stint

Definition of Stint

n.1.(Zool.) Any one of several species of small sandpipers, as the sanderling of Europe and America, the dunlin, the little stint of India (Tringa minuta), etc. Called also pume.
v. t.1.To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance.
[imp. & p. p. Stinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Stinting.]
I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the production of weeds.
- Woodward.
She stints them in their meals.
- Law.
2.To put an end to; to stop.
3.To assign a certain (i. e., limited) task to (a person), upon the performance of which one is excused from further labor for the day or for a certain time; to stent.
4.To serve successfully; to get with foal; - said of mares.
The majority of maiden mares will become stinted while at work.
- J. H. Walsh.
v. i.1.To stop; to cease.
They can not stint till no thing be left.
- Chaucer.
And stint thou too, I pray thee.
- Shak.
The damsel stinted in her song.
- Sir W. Scott.
n.1.Limit; bound; restraint; extent.
God has wrote upon no created thing the utmost stint of his power.
- South.
2.Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.
His old stint - three thousand pounds a year.
- Cowper.

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