Definition of Cheeseparings
1. cheeseparing [n] - See also: cheeseparing
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheeseparings
Literary usage of Cheeseparings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone by John Morley (1911)
"... he is not ready to save what are meant by candle-ends and cheeseparings in the cause of the country.'1 He held it to be his special duty in his office ..."
2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1853)
"3., to a miserly person ; one who saves cheeseparings and candle.. ends. Essay LII. Of Ceremonies and Respects. ..."
3. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone by John M. Morley (1903)
"... if he is not ready to save what are meant by candle-ends and cheeseparings in the cause of the country.'l He held it to be his special duty in his ..."
4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1899)
"... and I tell you that Charlotte and I must look forward to a life of poverty, of cheeseparings, and second-floor lodgings at Pentonville or Islington. ..."
5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1861)
"... and in their pet • province they had found the bottom of their well, were eating their last crusts, and husbanding their cheeseparings. ..."
6. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1873)
"... invited is to encourage the boys to regard their masters as avaricious tradesmen, seeking to make an unjust profit out of perquisites and cheeseparings. ..."