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scarcement

[skairs-muh nt] /ˈskɛərs mənt/
noun
1.
a footing or ledge formed by a setoff in a wall.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; obsolete scarce to lessen (verbal derivative of scarce) + -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for scarcement

scarcement

/ˈskɛəsmənt/
noun
1.
a ledge in a wall
Word Origin
C16: probably from obsolete sense of scarce to reduce + -ment
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