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Definitionsmall in amount — often inadequate
of clothes: barely covering the area on which they are worn
- Accordingly after tea Mrs. Rachel set out; she had not far to go; the big, rambling, orchard-embowered house where the Cuthberts lived was a scant quarter of a mile up the road from Lynde's Hollow.Chapter 1 -- Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised (28% in)
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