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Such drill holes augment the scant fossil record of octopus evolution.
PREDATORY OCTOPUSES WERE DRILLING INTO CLAMSHELLS AT LEAST 75 MILLION YEARS AGOCAROLYN GRAMLINGMARCH 2, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Details about the project are scant, but here’s what we know about it.
DARPA’S NEW COMBAT DRONES COULD CATCH A RIDE FROM OTHER AIRCRAFTROB VERGERFEBRUARY 18, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
So far, however, there’s scant detail on what this pivot actually means beyond what’s been teased in the video used to launch the partnership.
WHY ADIDAS TREATS ESPORTS DEALS LIKE MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS, NOT SPONSORSHIP DEALSSEB JOSEPHJANUARY 18, 2021DIGIDAY
There’s scant clinical evidence that a 12-week gap will be as effective as a 21-day one.
THE U.K. IS DELAYING THE SECOND DOSE OF COVID VACCINES TO 12 WEEKS. IS THAT EVEN SAFE?KATHERINE DUNNJANUARY 12, 2021FORTUNE
Their actions drew scant condemnation from Western politicians.
CHINA HAS REACTED TO THE STORMING OF THE U.S. CAPITOL BY COMPARING IT TO THE WRECKING OF HONG KONG'S LEGISLATUREAMY GUNIA / HONG KONGJANUARY 11, 2021TIME
History gives them scant notice, and the Federal government has failed to reward them as they deserve.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The big gray sedan carrying Delancy and his pals, hit the suburban town at a scant seventy miles an hour.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
But, fortunately, they had scant time for repining, and there is nothing like active occupation to banish useless brooding.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
On arriving he tendered the driver sixpence, which was strictly the fare, though but scant remuneration for the distance.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
These flats were free from stones and covered with a scant growth of cottonwoods and pions.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SCANT

  • cheap
  • cut
  • cut-rate
  • deficient
  • depleted
  • economical
  • inadequate
  • inexpensive
  • inferior
  • insignificant
  • little
  • low-grade
  • marked down
  • meager
  • moderate
  • modest
  • nominal
  • paltry
  • poor
  • puny
  • reasonable
  • scant
  • second-rate
  • shoddy
  • small
  • sparse
  • substandard
  • trifling
  • uncostly
  • worthless
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