scrannel

scrannel

(ˈskrænəl)
adj
1. thin
2. harsh
[C17: probably from Norwegian skran lean. Compare scrawny]
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their lean and flashy songs grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw.
Their scrannel pipes are carefully attended to and often gently found wanting, as Alpers is both his own benign Corydon and his own judicial Meliboeus.