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scanty
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • What is the Archbishop of Savesoul's income of L100,000 seized from the scant bread and cheese of hundreds of thousands of broken-backed laborers (all sure of heaven without any of Savesoul's help) what is that globular L100,000 but a Fast-Fish?
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (66% in)

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