Federal oversight governing ride accidents is scant; there are no agencies that track accidents in permanent parks.
Theories based on scant evidence swing from mechanical problems to pilot error and back again.
He was enigmatic, even to his friends, and he left a scant paper trail—Honest Abe was no confessional diarist.
mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skamt, neuter of skammr "short, brief"), from Proto-Germanic *skamma- (cf. Old English scamm "short," Old High German skemmen "to shorten"), perhaps ultimately "hornless," from PIE *kem- (see hind (n.)). Also in Middle English as a noun, "scant supply, scarcity," from Old Norse. As a verb and adverb from mid-15c.