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  • adjective superlative form of scanty: most scanty.


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  • Ours are small piles of perfect canned jumbo lump crabmeat with just the scantiest coating of batter holding them together, and they are the best Maryland crab cakes we've had.

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  • This very thought …. no fantasy by the (male) artist is exactly why this “glamour girl is all alone in her scantiest underwear.” haha

    Girls Go Postal! | A Curt Teich Glamour Girl, 1940

  • Markets lurching on the scantiest fragment of news from a Parliamentary committee in a minor-league country.

    For Europe, Bad to Worse

  • One piece of advice: "Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while, 'Is this the condition that I feared?'"

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  • India has seen the scantiest monsoon season in 7 years, until now when a sudden abundance of late rainfall has resulted in flooding of large areas.

    Droughts and Floods: the Face of Climate Change

  • Paul Mirengoff at Powerline argues that Barack Obama is the candidate with the scantiest credentials to be President in (recent) American history.

    Least Qualified? - Swampland -

  • And just like the first time around, the most subversive concept he preaches - and lives - is that fundamental Christian act, to which fundamentalists pay only the scantiest lip-service, forgiveness.

    Tony Hendra: Forgiving Jerry Falwell

  • This country is world renowned for so called 'libel tourism' and how easy it is to bring actions for defamation in our courts even when there is the scantiest connection between the materials and people concerned and this jurisdiction.


  • I noticed the scantiest necessaries in the way of furniture;

    Bleak House

  • Of the Hesiodic poems similar in character to the “Works and Days”, only the scantiest fragments survive.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica


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