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scanty
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

5 uses
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Definition
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • He put his boot on what he had spat, wiping his sole along it, and bent, showing a rawskinned crown, scantily haired.
    Episode 10 — Wandering Rocks (48% in)
  • He tossed it off the pan on to a plate and let the scanty brown gravy trickle over it.
    Episode 4 — Calypso (70% in)
  • This was scant said but all cried with one acclaim nay, by our Virgin Mother, the wife should live and the babe to die.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (13% in)
  • The scanty, daringly short skirt, riding up at the knee to show a peep of white pantalette, is a potent weapon and transparent stockings, emeraldgartered, with the long straight seam trailing up beyond the knee, appeal to the better instincts of the blasé man about town.
    Episode 15 — Circe (65% in)
  • Her hair is scant and lank.
    Episode 15 — Circe (85% in)

There are no more uses of "scanty" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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