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scanty
used in My Antonia

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Definition
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • Whenever we rode over in that direction we saw her out among her cattle, bareheaded and barefooted, scantily dressed in tattered clothing, always knitting as she watched her herd.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (19% in)
  • Her yellow hair was burned to a ruddy thatch on her head; but her legs and arms, curiously enough, in spite of constant exposure to the sun, kept a miraculous whiteness which somehow made her seem more undressed than other girls who went scantily clad.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (20% in)

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