husbandry (n.)
thrift, good economy, careful management
Cor IV.vii.22[Aufidius to Lieutenant, of Coriolanus] he ...shows good husbandry for the Volscian state
H5 IV.i.7[King Henry to Bedford and Gloucester, of the French] our bad neighbour makes us early stirrers, / Which is both healthful, and good husbandry
Ham I.iii.77[Polonius to Laertes] borrowing dulleth edge of husbandry
Mac II.i.4[Banquo to Fleance] There's husbandry in heaven: / Their candles are all out
MV III.iv.25[Portia to Lorenzo] I commit into your hands / The husbandry and manage of my house
Sonn.13.10[] Who lets so fair a house fall to decay, / Which husbandry in honour might uphold / Against the stormy gusts
TC I.ii.7[Alexander to Cressida, of Hector] like as there were husbandry in war, / Before the sun rose he was harnessed light
Tim II.ii.160[Flavius to Timon] If you suspect my husbandry of falsehood
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