Definition of Scrimply
1. sparingly [adv]
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Literary usage of Scrimply
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1. Parochial Law by Alexander Dunlop (1830)
"The present system of our Poor Laws does not include what are called the industrious poor, any more than the case of widows who are scrimply provided, ..."
2. The Complete Works of Robert Burns (self-interpreting) by Robert Burns (1886)
"scrimply, scantily, barely. Half a leg was scrimply seen. Scroggie, covered with underwood. Amang the braes so scroggie. ..."
3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1902)
"... portraying her as "A tight outlandish hizzie braw;" and continuing the picture thus— "Down flowed her robe, a tartan sheen, Till half a leg was scrimply ..."
4. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1869)
"... Till half a log was scrimply soon, And such a leg ! My bonnie Jean Alone could peer it ! As regards health, grace, and agility, we have but to ask ..."
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