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measly

[′mēz·lē]
(food engineering)
Of meat, containing larval tapeworms.
(medicine)
Infected with measles.
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(Since 1989, it's been clear from the records of wage boards that they have been useless and could only give measly wage increases to laborers despite the numerous times that prices of basic goods have gone up.)
Hence, the measly income they earn is not enough to pay their debt.
"Now they've been offered a measly 8p an hour extra.
Actually, "measly" it does look when you consider that over on the Dem side, Maura Sullivan - the newly minted NH resident who somehow has her finger on the pulse of all the issues of concern to folks in the 1st CD - raised $430k in the same period.
Women fared best as producers in 2017's top 250 films (25 percent) followed by executive producers (19 percent), editors (16 percent), writers (11 percent), directors (11 percent), and cinematographers (a measly 4 percent).
My father was never unemployed, he never claimed anything from the State and they forced me, so to speak, to pay back that last measly amount of pension.
There were no obstructions to other traffic and this measly cheap trick was abhorred by all of the Rhyl people who apologised to the tourists involved, who came far away as Derby and as close as Connah''''s Quay, for the council's desperate efforts to raise money.
Sean Lowe scored a measly 42 out of 60 points from the judges after the previous night's competition.
And if I'm going to make a commitment, not just to help myself - but women everywhere, there's no point in going at this half cocked with a measly two glasses a day.
She's only been eating a measly 1,000 calories a day, reports dailystar.co.uk.
Hey, for a measly $200,000 a year I'd do some filing, and even empty the office trash can!
The savings or the SB account, which fetched account holders a measly 4%, was the last bastion of administered pricing imposed by the banking regulator and sets the stage for competition among banks to attract more deposits by offering attractive interest rates to consumers.