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thrifty

Thriving, growing vigorously, and being healthy, esp. when assessing the health status of animals or plants.

thrifty

said of livestock that put on body weight or produce in other ways with a minimum of feed. The opposite of illthrift.
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Pursuing an in-depth analysis of the hallucinatory textures of mediated experience, Goldstein raided the Industry archives, at first thriftily and then less so.
Three-quarter length shirts revive images of ill-fitting hand-me-downs thriftily passed from sibling to sibling.
A couple of days ago, after thriftily walking past them for several weeks, I finally cracked and splashed out on one of the giant sacks of mixed bird food on sale at Aldi in Milnsbridge.
But the Welsh pair, who live in Glamorgan, chose thriftily.
Its arms, seat back, and base appear complex because of their overlapping transparencies, yet its form is thriftily derived from a basic rectangle, cut and folded.
In "Havana Thriftily, Legally, and On Your Own," Budget Travel's deputy executive editor, David Appell, reviews recent developments in travel to Cuba (including cruises to the island now being openly marketed to Americans); the background and terms of the U.