scantle


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scantle

(ˈskæntəl)
n
1. a small or scant amount
2. a measure or gauge used in slate-making
vb
3. (tr) to offer a small provision to someone; to stint
4. to make or become scant
5. (tr) to alter to a required measurement
6. (tr) to shorten or draw in
7. (tr) to divide and distribute something; to parcel out
8. (intr) to be deficient or inadequate; to fail