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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • His pointed beard was small and scanty, and his lips, which smiled frequently, were as thin as two threads.
  • Beside her at the window stood a young girl, rather plain, with scanty reddish hair, poorly but very neatly dressed.
  • He had reddish hair and a scanty light-colored beard, very much like a wisp of tow (this comparison and the phrase "a wisp of tow" flashed at once into Alyosha’s mind for some reason, he remembered it afterwards).
  • The furniture was very scanty: two benches against each wall and two chairs by the table.

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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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