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scanty

(skăn′tē) [ME. from O. Norse, skamt, short]
Not abundant; insufficient, as a secretion.
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attorneys, pursuing the country's "war on drugs," have focused relentlessly on convicting and incarcerating even small-time neighborhood drug dealers and their girlfriends and family members, especially from inner-city neighborhoods, even on the scantiest of evidence.
Which aristocrat graced Celebrity Love Island in the scantiest of bikinis and spent most of the time flirting with Paul Danan?
As Aiken herself acknowledges, the application rates to BSN programs declined steadily over the last half of the 1990s, and we have the scantiest of anecdotal evidence that this trend has reversed itself.
But the totals reported for individual countries or regions, as shown in part I of this series, are often based on only the scantiest of data.
These Digger Indians are by far the most degraded and miserable beings who inhabit this continent; their bag-like covering is of the scantiest description, their food revolting; the puppies and rats of the Celestials being almost Epicurean when compared with a Pau-Eutaw bill of fare.
Iris was the daughter of two Jewish "benighted individualists" who imbued her with only the scantiest idea of what it means to be Jewish.
It followed a candid interview in which Beckham's wife, Spice Girl Victoria Adams, told the world that he likes to prance around the house in HER scantiest knickers.
The information reported from the West was the scantiest of all regions.