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- adj. Of or pertaining to paucity; being scarce or insufficient.
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In light your indignant demands for peer reviewed evidence in support of a statement made by a previous poster, the pauce evidence you have offered in support of your obviously superior but non-expert opinion exposes you as both a hypocrite and agitator.
However, repeated burning of the montane forests by natural and human-made disturbance has caused thick pine forests with a pauce ground layer to become established.
Note 98: Thomas, 1.74 (De virtute nascitiva), p. 75: "Sed heu! pauce inveniuntur, et ideo multi pueri abortiuntur et non possunt nasci ad vitam, et per hoc non renascuntur ad gloriam."