The people rudely pictured as drinking in the wine-shops, croaked over their scanty measures of thin wine and beer, and were gloweringly confidential together.
Hunger was the inscription on the baker’s shelves, written in every small loaf of his scanty stock of bad bread; at the sausage-shop, in every dead-dog preparation that was offered for sale.
Such a scanty portion of light was admitted through these means, that it was difficult, on first coming in, to see anything; and long habit alone could have slowly formed in any one, the ability to do any work requiring nicety in such obscurity.
Scanty and insufficient suppers those, and innocent of meat, as of most other sauce to wretched bread.
Of late, the neglected bed in the Temple Court had known him more scantily than ever; and often when he had thrown himself upon it no longer than a few minutes, he had got up again, and haunted that neighbourhood.
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I had a strong suspicion, but scanty evidence.
It was a gloomy company that huddled under the dripping trees to eat their scanty supper.
C.S. Lewis -- Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia