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- the scanty light afforded by the old man's lamp4 — 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)
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