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scant

Said of lumber, panels, etc., somewhat short of a specified dimension; bare.
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They drew a line to mark the division, and neither, lapping up what scant moisture fell during the night-hours, ever dreamed of trespassing across the line.
Scant Regard will |take to the stage at The Green Room in Stockton tonight.
On the latest ranking list of the Open Budget Initiative 2012, Macedonia has been placed in the penultimate group of countries providing scant budget execution information.
Summary: India's crucial monsoon rains are still expected to be average in 2012, the weather office said on Friday, despite scant rainfall in the first three weeks which had raised concerns over farm output in the major producer and consumer of food stuffs.
It is my personal view that the Government has shown scant regard for women's rights and my resignation is a personal protest against this indifference.
Colin Moses, National Chairman of the Prison Officers' Association, met Durham City's Labour MP Roberta Blackman-Woods two months after he criticised her for "showing scant regard for the POA".
Yes, we know we did well to get there, and in time that may mean something, but at the moment it is scant consolation.
KCET's "New Orleans" compresses the city's history into a scant two hours.
Other important parts of the texts, parts that would lend clarity, are afforded only scant mention or are overlooked.
Several speakers at a recent Marsh & McLennan panel on "western" China painted a picture of a largely rural area with tremendous potential for tourism and natural resources industries, but one with relatively scant attention until recently because of infrastructure problems and poor connection with the fast-growing port cities to the east like Shanghai and Guangzhou.
But scant information exists about how the tubes would behave in the environment, notes Jae-Hong Kim, an environmental engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
55% within a 12-month time flame In comparison, the S&P 500 netted a scant 4.