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Said of lumber, panels, etc., somewhat short of a specified dimension; bare.
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It can be the thinnest Neapolitan-style original, with the scantest of garnish - just a simple smear of tomato, fresh basil and mozzarella, cooked to puffed, charred perfection in just minutes in the most ferocious heat, or it can be the unctuous delight of a Chicago-style deep-pan pizza pie, thick and doughy, brimming indecently with copious toppings.
And despite living the life of a rock star, the singer says he has only the scantest knowledge of the drug world.
The visitors claimed tries through Alex Cuthbert, Leigh Halfpenny and Tom James, but that was the scantest of consolation, with the damage having already been done.
Danny Sleath did force Howe into another save before, with the clock ticking into injury time, Andy Brown grabbed the scantest of consolations for the away side with a close-range effort.
The scantest examination of movements for social reform shows that they have never demanded anything beyond a purification of exchange and sacrifice, making it a point of honour to humanize inhumanity and make it attractive.
In typical Apple style, the company has offered the scantest of hints as to what it will unveil on the stage of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, igniting a wildfire of rumor in the online technology world.
Never dismiss even the scantest cover while stalking, as it only takes a single fold of topography, knee-deep sage or a single waist-deep arroyo--and the patience to allow a buck to wander near such a place--to make a successful stalk.
Summary: There's been a lot of talk in the UK about super-injunctions, triggered by the seeming inability of anyone in public life to behave with even the scantest degree or morality or decorum
Javier Hernandez scored in injury time, but that goal was the scantest of consolations for a United side that has now lost three of their last five league games, something which has not happened since 2004.
The body of research that focuses on minority women is the scantest of all, and is even more dominated by research on African-Americans than is the research on minority faculty in general.