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scanty
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • Hither, likewise, would come the elders and deacons of Mr. Dimmesdale's church, and the young virgins who so idolized their minister, and had made a shrine for him in their white bosoms, which now, by-the-bye, in their hurry and confusion, they would scantly have given themselves time to cover with their kerchiefs.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (43% in)

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