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Definition of Close Fisted

  CLOSE-FISTED   adjective
Unduly desirous of keeping that which many meritorious persons wish to obtain.
  'Close-fisted Scotchman!' Johnson cried
      To thrifty J. Macpherson;
  'See me -- I'm ready to divide
      With any worthy person.'
  Sad Jamie:  'That is very true --
      The boast requires no backing;
  And all are worthy, sir, to you,
      Who have what you are lacking.'

Anita M. Bobe

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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