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(skăn′tē) [ME. from O. Norse, skamt, short]
Not abundant; insufficient, as a secretion.
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Last year, it held turnover to a scant 2%, and had no capital gains distribution.
Similarly, other specific categories of workers, including the new factory operatives, receive comparatively scant attention, although the majority of them, he acknowledges, did not share the woolcombers' devastating experience.
Furthermore, there's scant documentary or archaeological evidence for inordinate infestations of rats during those outbreaks.
In a scant 140 pages, writer Tayannah Lee McQuillar breezily maps the history, raw materials and application of the traditional African-American folkways also known as hoodoo, in order it make it safe for the 21st century India.
When rescuers finally reached the scene, five interminable days later, they round a scant 300 dazed survivors scattered over the sea.
This is a seller's market where supply is scant in the face of huge demand, with the condo market in particular coming to the fore.
While the Hammer retrospective--the first major contemporary monographic show under new director Ann Philbin--won't explicitly feature the design work, neither will it scant the evidently self-conscious contradictions within his "artistic" corpus.
Bound up with wider political and social issues, the provision of decent, dignified housing for poor and marginalized groups is a subject that attracts scant attention from the city's glossy coterie of superstar architects.
A busy artist in sixteenth-century Treviso, Bergamo, Venice, and the Marches, he quickly sank into critical oblivion largely because publicists like Vasari and Aretino gave him scant or ambiguous notice.
He is also an anomaly bearing scant resemblance to most contemporary African-American corporate officers.
Investigations into arrangements of spheres date back centuries, but research into how efficiently aspherical objects aggregate has received scant attention.
They did so in a very short time, and put Neil Armstrong onto the Moon a scant 12 years later.