Definition of Scantity
1. scarcity [n SCANTITIES] - See also: scarcity
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scantity
Literary usage of Scantity
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"Ex.' She has but a poor scantity to live on.' Scare. (i) A cur to drive away the pigs and poultry. (2) Lean and scraggy, as applied to persons ; scanty and ..."
2. The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the by Robert Forby (1830)
"The allusion is obvious to the old proverb, of " cutting the garment according to the cloth." PE. scantity, s. scarcity ; insufficiency. ..."
3. A Glossary of Words Used in East Anglia: Founded on that of Forby : with by Walter Rye, Robert Forby (1895)
"Ex. ' She has but a poor scantity to live on.' Scare, (i) A cur to drive away the pigs and poultry. (a) Lean and scraggy, as applied to persons ; scanty and ..."
4. The Constitutional and Political History of the United States by Hermann Von Holst, John Joseph Lalor, Paul Shorey, Ira Hutchinson Brainerd (1879)
"Cotton is down from seventeen to ten cents per pound. Instead of exporting any breadstuffs, we have been compelled, by the scantity of our harvests, ..."
5. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1905)
"... the commanding officers of the regiments in the and 4th brigades, to lay the complaints of the soldiers to the officers of the scantity of their present ..."
6. Chronicle and Romance: Froissart, Malory, Holinshed ; with Introductions by Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, William Harrison (1910)
"For such is the scantity of them here in England, in comparison of the plenty that is to be seen in other countries, and so earnestly are the inhabitants ..."