Definition of Scantle

1. v. i. To be deficient; to fail.



2. v. t. To scant; to be niggard of; to divide into small pieces; to cut short or down.

Definition of Scantle

1. to stint [v SCANTLED, SCANTLING, SCANTLES] - See also: stint

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scantle

scansorial
scant
scant(p)
scanted
scanter
scantest
scantier
scanties
scantiest
scantily
scantily clad
scantiness
scantinesses
scanting
scantity
scantle (current term)
scantled
scantles
scantlet
scantlets
scantling
scantlings
scantly
scantness
scantnesses
scantron
scantrons
scants
scanty
scapa

Literary usage of Scantle

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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"RS scantle A gauge by which slates are cut to the proper length. SCANTLING. A. In carpenter work, the measurements of timber in its breadth and thickness, ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"scantle SLATE. Very small roofing slates, hung to laths by wooden pins and pointed inside ... From a bill, 1807 : "To 50 scantle Slate is.$d." SCANTLINGS. ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"Ta scantle, (skan'-tl) ». n. To be deficient ; to fall. ... To scantle, (skan-tl) ». o. To divide into little pieces. ..."

4. The Mechanic's Companion, Or, The Elements and Practice of Carpentry by Peter Nicholson (1842)
"scantle, is a gauge by which slates are regulated to their ... SORTING is the regulating of slates to their proper length by means of the scantle. ..."

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