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  • n  a frugal person who limits spending and avoids waste

  • THE CONGRESS The Elephant Hunt Drawing a bead on Virginia's apple-cheeked Harry Byrd, the Senate's economizer extraordinary, is almost as adventurous an undertaking as stalking a.
  • When the new governor delivered his first message to the legislature, the Old Guard and the old-timers who remembered his prewar days as an economizer were shocked right off .
  • John Taber, 85, longtime (1923-62) Republican Congressman, from New York's Finger Lakes district, an unyielding economizer who, as ranking member of the House Appropriations .

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