Etched into it is the scantest of inscriptions: “Trayvon Martin, February 26, 2012.”
Clarisse squatted down on the big floor cushion, her skirt just touching her knees by the scantest rim.
He had given merely the scantest news of his whereabouts and his well-being.
The portrait accompanying the volume gave us, alas, but the scantest satisfaction.
There is a kind of legend about the haughty, unbending chief, who treated all his followers with the scantest courtesy.
On the small coral atolls, where the food supply was scantest, it was enforced by law.
With the scantest possible time for preparation, there was no wasting of the precious minutes.
The latter had perceived his daughter as she passed at a short distance, with scantest form of recognition.
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.