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Stint (?), n. (Zo&ö;l.) (a) 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. (b) A phalarope.
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Stint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Stinting.] [OE. stinten, stenten, stunten, to cause to cease, AS. styntan (in comp.) to blunt, dull, fr. stunt dull, stupid; akin to Icel. stytta to shorten, stuttr short, dial, Sw. stynta to shorten, stunt short. Cf. Stent, Stunt.] 1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance.
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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.
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She stints them in their meals. Law.
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2. To put an end to; to stop. [Obs.] Shak.
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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.
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4. To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares.
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The majority of maiden mares will become stinted while at work. J. H. Walsh.
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Stint, v. i. To stop; to cease. [Archaic]
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They can not stint till no thing be left. Chaucer.
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And stint thou too, I pray thee. Shak.
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The damsel stinted in her song. Sir W. Scott.
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Stint, n. [Also written stent. See Stint, v. t.] 1. Limit; bound; restraint; extent.
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God has wrote upon no created thing the utmost stint of his power. South.
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2. Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.
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His old stint -- three thousand pounds a year. Cowper.
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