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Spare, adj. 1) parsimonious, frugal: “as it is a s. life, it fits my humour well,” As III, 2, 20. “s. in diet,” H5 II, 2, 131.
2) thin, lean: “give me the s. men, and spare me the great ones,” H4B III, 2, 288. “that s. Cassius,” Caes. I, 2, 201.
3) not wanted in ordinary circumstances, held in reserve for any emergency: “a small s. mast, such as seafaring men provide for storms,” Err. I, 1, 80.
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