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  • His face was very truculent, grey and massive, with black cavernous nostrils and circled by a scanty white fur.
  • But his figure fell into rotundity at the waist, his hair was scant and grey and his face, when the waves of expression had passed over it, had a ravaged look.
  • Mahony said it would be right skit to run away to sea on one of those big ships and even I, looking at the high masts, saw, or imagined, the geography which had been scantily dosed to me at school gradually taking substance under my eyes.
  • His heavy-lidded eyes and the disorder of his scanty hair made him look sleepy.

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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

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