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scanty
used in A Christmas Carol

3 uses
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Definition
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • the scanty light afforded by the old man's lamp
    4 — The Last of the Three Spirits (48% in)
scanty = small in amount
  • The owner of one scant young nose, gnawed and mumbled by the hungry cold as bones are gnawed by dogs, stooped down at Scrooge's keyhole to regale him with a Christmas carol: but at the first sound of "God bless you, merry gentleman!
    1 — Marley's Ghost (42% in)
  • They were not a handsome family; they were not well dressed; their shoes were far from being water-proof; their clothes were scanty; and Peter might have known, and very likely did, the inside of a pawnbroker's.
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (56% in)

There are no more uses of "scanty" in A Christmas Carol.

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