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bare

Descriptive of a piece of material which is smaller than the specified dimensions; scant.
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The mosquitoes made merry over her, biting her firm, round arms and nipping at her bare insteps.
The room is about thirty feet square, with whitewashed walls, bare save for a calendar.
There was the attempt at odd moments to make the bare little house less bare by bringing in out-of-doors, taking a leaf from Nature's book and noting how she conceals ugliness wherever she finds it.
If our children was at this table they'd clean it bare in five minutes.
Every lean bare arm, that bad been without work before, had this work always ready for it now, that it could strike.
At the bare thought of one of us leaving them, they manifested the most lively concern.
Succeeding years, too wild for song, Then rolled like tropic storms along, Where, through the garish lights that fly Dying along the troubled sky, Lay bare, through vistas thunder-riven, The blackness of the general Heaven, That very blackness yet doth Ring Light on the lightning's silver wing.
He looked about the bare room and out at the bare beach and the row of stark white village houses strung along the shore.
He beheld her outstretched upon the poniarded captain, her eyes closed, her beautiful bare throat covered with Phoebus's blood, at that moment of bliss when the archdeacon had imprinted on her pale lips that kiss whose burn the unhappy girl, though half dead, had felt.
This black-eyed, wide-mouthed girl, not pretty but full of life- with childish bare shoulders which after her run heaved and shook her bodice, with black curls tossed backward, thin bare arms, little legs in lace-frilled drawers, and feet in low slippers- was just at that charming age when a girl is no longer a child, though the child is not yet a young woman.
If he came too close to a she with a young baby, the former would bare her great fighting fangs and growl ominously, and occasionally a truculent young bull would snarl a warning if Tarzan approached while the former was eating.
A FLEA settled upon the bare foot of a Wrestler and bit him, causing the man to call loudly upon Hercules for help.