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- adv. In a scattered or sparse manner; scantily; widely apart; thinly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a scattered or sparse manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a scattered or sparse manner; scantily; widely apart, as regards population, etc.; thinly.
- In botany and zoology, so as to be sparse, thin, few, or scanty; sparely or sparingly. See sparse, a., 2, 3.
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- adv. in a sparse manner
sparse + -ly (Wiktionary)