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scanty

(skăn′tē) [ME. from O. Norse, skamt, short]
Not abundant; insufficient, as a secretion.
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Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Jan 7 ( ANI ): Communications advisor to Andhra Pradesh Government Parakala Prabhakar on Sunday expressed concern over scanty rainfall in Anantapur.
Sinha pointed out that some existing natural water also have scanty water.
And in promoting research into rainfall precipitation on an international scale, the UAE is not just addressing its own concerns but also of countries that face scanty rainfall leading to droughts, crop devastation, a debilitated economy and depleting food reserves.
A three-year-old boy presented with scanty short brittle scalp hair.
According to scanty available details, this incident of double homicide is reported to have come to pass in Sardarabad area of the city located in insurgencystricken Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Here's hoping these scanty thongs don't catch on in Ireland - I don't think I'd have the stomach for it.
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the State of Law coalition, Hanan al-Fatlawi said, "our coalition is not going to be part of a scanty play, led by al-Nujaifi to delay the state budget.
16 -- (BNA): The Meteorological Directorate forecasted a partly cloudy to cloudy weather for today with little chance for scanty rainfall at night.
Cyrus seized attention and criticism in August for her sexually charged MTV Video Music Awards performance, which featured the singer in scanty garb while exhibiting suggestive twerking gyrations.
The actress was wearing such scanty apparel that she picked up a cold while filming but the star insisted it was worth it, despite getting sick.
Upon this scanty reference and with a wealth of background material from the fur trade records, Wishart has been able to reconstruct the life of his ancestor, including her time at York Factory, Fort Edmonton, and the West Coast.
With most of the Chinese mills gone in cell there has been scanty buying of Indian iron ore.