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scanty

(skăn′tē) [ME. from O. Norse, skamt, short]
Not abundant; insufficient, as a secretion.
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Medical facilities can even include full X-ray capabilities and a mobile CT scantier.
Several humans have gained a reputation for intelligence on scantier grounds.
Earlier this winter, before the recent series of storms, the mountain snowpack had been much scantier.
In North America, spending on new solutions is even scantier, and only 29% of the respondents indicated an investment in new solutions.
Cyclically, the city becomes scantier, validating the assertion that life has the propensity of extending, invading and assimilating new territories and environments.
What arguments can justify an international project that concentrates such energies on the words of a composer, as opposed to his sounds, especially where everywhere in the cultural world resources for primary aims are scant, and becoming scantier, almost by the day?
In fact, TC had much scantier PAX5 expression than SCLC and LCNEC did, despite having similar expression for the other 3 markers tested.
20) The question of representativeness arises again and again with reference to the early 18th century, whose legacy of personal documentation is much scantier than that for the period after 1750.
India, with the largest population in South Asia, may be the most seriously affected by the scantier rainfall and glacier thaw in the Himalayas that supply the river system on which its agriculture depends heavily.
The less 'different' Aboriginal children have appeared--that is, the more their lives resembled those of white children--the scantier the documentation of their play lore).
Thus, Gottlieb's scantier attention to such topics is arguably more appropriate.