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  • v  work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
  • v  limit in quality or quantity
  • v  supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
  • s  less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
    a scant cup of sugar

  • Small farmers find growing coffee is hard labor for scant return, even with Fair Trade.
  • Tenzin Gyatsothe 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan peoplewas quickly empowered as their political leader as well, despite his scant knowledge of worldly affairs.
  • With obsolete tanks, scarce ammo and scant fuel, the Dear Leader's army desperately needs nukes.
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  • Stay-in-the-Bag Snacks for Swimmers
    Even the most organized, well-planned swimmer can put nutrition on the backburner, jeopardizing access to essential fuel sources when he needs it most. Thankfully, some food items can stay in the swim bag, providing relief in situations where optimal food sources may be scant or not ideal.
    June 11, 2013 - USA Swimming
  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Martinis
    The martini has been the subject of much discussion over the years and will be subject to even more when the 5th Annual RiverTini Pour-Off Mix and Serve takes place at the Embassy Suites on the River Walk June 10. With all due respect to the more than twenty competitors signed up to do battle, all this palaver is hardly necessary: with some scant allowance for proportional variation, there is ...
    June 10, 2013 - San Antonio Current
  • Santa Monica shootings: How did seemingly troubled suspect get his arsenal?
    Details about John Zawahri, the body-armor clad man who Santa Monica police say killed four people in a shooting spree Friday, are scant. But so far, early reports agree that those who knew Mr. Zawahri believed he was a troubled young man.
    June 9, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

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