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1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality. The rest, . . . Willing to fall to thrift, prove very good husbands. (Spenser)

2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity. Your thrift is gone full clean. I have a mind presages me such thrift. (Shak)

3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.

4. (Science: botany) One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria.

(Science: botany) Common thrift, Armeria vulgaris; also called sea pink.

Synonym: Frugality, economy, prosperity, gain, profit.

Origin: Icel. Rift. See Thrive.

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... the gene poll of the rich did spread in the population. These "features" that made individual rich Greg Clark consider that it was: • Thrift • Negocition • Hard work • Prudence The way he support his points is sometimes a bit dodgy but it generally makes good sense. Besides, Greg Clark ...

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by maharbbal
Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:31 am
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How does a flower get bright color??

... for their brighter color, more bugs come to these flowers. As you know, bugs help flower to polinate. in this way, bright flowers successfully thrift than other green plants. The game is over now. bright color flowers survived, and dark ones are out. so... now we see only bright ones Did u ...

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by madxientist
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: How does a flower get bright color??
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