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scanty
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • The scanty parish dress, the livery of his misery, hung loosely on his feeble body; and his young limbs had wasted away, like those of an old man.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (42% in)
  • It was nine o'clock at night, when the man, quite tired out, and the dog, limping and lame from the unaccustomed exercise, turned down the hill by the church of the quiet village, and plodding along the little street, crept into a small public-house, whose scanty light had guided them to the spot.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (25% in)

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