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scanty
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • She was not scrubbing indiscriminately, for there would be further dirt of the same atrocious kind made by people who had still to fetch away their purchases; but she was bent on bringing the parlor, where that "pipe-smoking pig," the bailiff, had sat, to such an appearance of scant comfort as could be given to it by cleanliness and the few articles of furniture bought in for the family.
    3.6 -- Book 3 Chapter 6 -- Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice…. (17% in)
  • "Ogg the son of Beorl," says my private hagiographer, "was a boatman who gained a scanty living by ferrying passengers across the river Floss.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (9% in)

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