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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sanderling  \San"der*ling\,  n.  [Sand  +  -ling.  So  called  because 
  it  obtains  its  food  by  searching  the  moist  sands  of  the 
  seashore.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  small  gray  and  brown  sandpiper  ({Calidris  arenaria})  very 
  common  on  sandy  beaches  in  America,  Europe,  and  Asia.  Called 
  also  {curwillet},  {sand  lark},  {stint},  and  {ruddy  plover}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stint  \Stint\,  n.  (Zo["o]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 
  b  A  phalarope. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stint  \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. 
  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.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stint  \Stint\,  v.  i. 
  To  stop;  to  cease.  [Archaic] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stint  \Stint\,  n.  [Also  written  stent.  See  {Stint},  v.  t.] 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  unbroken  period  of  time  during  which  you  do  something 
  "there  were  stretches  of  boredom";  "he  did  a  stretch  in 
  the  federal  penitentiary"  [syn:  {stretch}] 
  2:  smallest  American  sandpiper  [syn:  {least  sandpiper},  {Erolia 
  3:  an  individuals  prescribed  share  of  work:  "her  stint  as  a 
  lifeguard  exhausted  her" 
  v  1:  scratch  and  scrimp  [syn:  {scrimp},  {skimp}] 
  2:  supply  sparingly,  with  a  meager  allowance  [syn:  {skimp},  {scant}] 

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