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scarcity
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Definition
shortage (having an amount that is less than desired)
  • A very little boy stood up and sheepishly recited, "You'd scarce expect one of my age to speak in public on the stage," etc.—accompanying himself with the painfully exact and spasmodic gestures which a machine might have used—supposing the machine to be a trifle out of order.
    Chapter 21 (23% in)

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