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scant

Said of lumber, panels, etc., somewhat short of a specified dimension; bare.
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This is a circular figure where the final word in a line is a variation of an earlier one, as in 'which scantness dere, and derenes maketh scant' (Pembroke, Psalm 72,1.
Instead, "Two Gents" plays like a quaint, gimmicky frolic, given broad and breathless vaudevillian treatment that exposes the scantness of meat on the bones of one of Shakespeare's frothiest early comedies.
If not remanufactured into 1-inch boards, thin snake results in skip at the planer and is downgraded according to the degree and depth of scantness (NLGA 2000).