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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.
But when he needs to tap the ball a scant 60 yards or so, he goes with a club whose shaft is only 35 inches.
These rules have a broad reach, and have been given scant attention by both practitioners and the IRS because they generally went into effect only for transactions or transfers occurring after 1991.
Kleppner gives it scant attention, but surely a signal event came in 1966 during Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign.
The remains were too scant to assign to a particular species but enough for Sato and her colleagues to identify the creature generally as an oviraptorosaur, a member of a group of dinosaurs that includes the feathered Caudipteryx (SN: 8/19/00, p.
As a longtime subscriber to BIBR, I have long wondered why there has been scant attention paid to the continuing efforts of black gay and lesbian writers in your magazine.
For 55 years after Exupery's final disappearance on a reconnaissance flight over southern France in 1945, a scant year after the publication of The Little Prince, Consuelo's manuscript languished in a trunk along with other memorabilia.
Princeton, which had little available prime office space a scant 18 months ago, is confronting newly available sublet space left in the wake of corporate constrictions and Wall Street's mood swings.
Research has focused primarily on organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and dioxins, while metals, solvents, and other chemicals have received scant attention.
It is disappointing that the authors do not extend their treatment into giving guidance and recommendations for design (which they perhaps might have felt was beyond their self-set brief), and their reference to new technologies is scant, and sometimes wrong (for example in relation to silica aerogel and electrochromism).
Where the sides are left unpainted, they throw only a scant color reflection, which amplifies the sharp distinct ion between slat and backdrop; rather than contribute to the overall effect, the stripes of uninflected wall--stark white to shadowed gray, depending on the lighting--serve as sudden interruptions.
Since Polish Socinians granted no authority to church tradition and paid it scant attention, this was an original approach to discussion of Christology and one that would be substantially confirmed by future patristic scholarship.