Thursday, 25 March 2010




1. barely sufficient in amount or quantity; not abundant; almost inadequate.
2. limited; meagre; not large.
3. barely amounting to as much as indicated.
4. having an inadequate or limited supply (usually followed by “of”)
–verb (used with object)
5. to make scant; diminish.
6. to stint the supply of; withhold.
7. to treat slightly or inadequately.
8. Scot. and North England Dialect. scarcely; barely; hardly.

A scant measure of hope
Yet the cup overflows
Exuberance wins all
The garden a green riot.

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