Definitions for scantskænt
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light, scant(p), short(verb)
less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
"a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
limit in quality or quantity
stint, skimp, scant(verb)
supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
"sting with the allowance"
A block of stone sawn on two sides down to the bed level.
A sheet of stone.
A slightly thinner measurement of a standard wood size.
To limit in amount or share; to stint.
very little, very few
"After his previous escapades, Mary had scant reason to believe John."
not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; scanty; meager; not enough; as, a scant allowance of provisions or water; a scant pattern of cloth for a garment
sparing; parsimonious; chary
to limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries
to cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail
to fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants
in a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly
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