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adj scantier, scantiest
1. limited; barely enough; meagre
2. insufficient; inadequate
3. lacking fullness; small
scant•y (ˈskæn ti)
adj. scant•i•er, scant•i•est, adj.
1. insufficient in amount, extent, or degree.n.
2. scanties, very brief underpants, esp. for women.
[1650–60; scant (in obsolete or dial. n. sense “dearth”) + -y1; (definition 4)b. scanty and panties]
syn: scanty, meager, sparse refer to insufficiency or deficiency in quantity, number, etc. scanty denotes smallness or insufficiency of quantity, number, supply, etc.: a scanty supply of food. meager indicates that something is poor, stinted, or inadequate: meager fare; a meager income. sparse applies particularly to that which grows thinly or is thinly distributed: sparse vegetation; a sparse population.
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scanty [ˈskæntɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (meal) → scarso/a; (clothing) → succinto/a; (swimsuit) → ridotto/a
a. escaso-a, limitado-a, no abundante.
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in the long run
Wide prairies Vegetable productions Tabular hills Slabs of sandstone Nebraska or Platte River Scanty fare Buffalo skulls Wagons turned into boats Herds of buffalo Cliffs resembling castles The chimney Scott's Bluffs Story connected with them The bighorn or ahsahta Its nature and habits Difference between that and the "woolly sheep," or goat of the mountains
To this end I left the more frequented regions, the wooded valleys, the corn-fields, and the meadow-lands, and proceeded to mount the steep acclivity of Wildfell, the wildest and the loftiest eminence in our neighbourhood, where, as you ascend, the hedges, as well as the trees, become scanty and stunted, the former, at length, giving place to rough stone fences, partly greened over with ivy and moss, the latter to larches and Scotch fir-trees, or isolated blackthorns.
Copses of dates and dwarf-palms succeeded the dense forests; then vast, dry plains, dotted with scanty shrubs, and sown with great blocks of syenite.
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