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King James Dictionary
To limit to straiten as, to scant one in provisions to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries to scant a garment in cloth.
I am scanted in the pleasure of dwelling on your actions.
SCANT, To fail or become less as, the wind scants.
1. Not full, large or plentiful scarcely sufficient rather less than is wanted for the purpose as a scant allowance of provisions or water a scant pattern of cloth for a garment.
2. Sparing parsimonious cautiously affording.
Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence. Not in use.
3. Not fair, free or favorable for a ship's course as a scant wind.
SCANT, adv. Scarcely hardly not quite.
The people - received of the bankers scant twenty shillings for thirty. Obsolete or vulgar.
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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
Entry for 'Scant'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/s/scant.html.