skerrick

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skerrick

(ˈskɛrɪk)
n
US and Austral and NZ a small fragment or amount (esp in the phrase not a skerrick)
[C20: northern English dialect, probably of Scandinavian origin]
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It took me 15 years to get over my scorn for the skerricks of bush amid Melbourne's sprawl of roads, roofs and fenced-in lawns.
little dogs shit politely in skerricks of sand; and I was telling Tracy
The man would come and go, often causing her mother to throw skerricks of lace and silk into tiny padded hatboxes.