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mea•ger (ˈmi gər)
1. deficient in quantity or quality; scanty: a meager salary; meager fare.
2. having little flesh; lean.Also, esp. Brit.,mea′gre.
[1300–50; Middle English megre < Old French maigre < Latin macer lean]
syn: See scanty.
Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
a. escaso-a, insuficiente, pobre.
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Withal, my knowledge of him is so meager that I should rather not undertake to say if he were himself persuaded of the truth of what he relates; certainly such inquiries as I have thought it worth while to set about have not in every instance tended to confirmation of the statements made.
As soon as they had made their meager breakfast of salt pork, coffee and biscuit, Clayton commenced work upon their house, for he realized that they could hope for no safety and no peace of mind at night until four strong walls effectually barred the jungle life from them.
The first is the taste, Which is meager and hollow, but crisp: Like a coat that is rather too tight in the waist, With a flavor of Will-o-the-wisp.
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