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SCANT'LE, v.t. To be deficient; to fail.

SCANT'LE, v.i. To divide into thin or small pieces; to shiver.

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SCANT'LE, v.t. To be deficient; to fail.

SCANT'LE, v.i. To divide into thin or small pieces; to shiver.

SCANT'LE, v.i.

To divide into thin or small pieces; to shiver. – Chesterfield.

SCANT'LE, v.t.

To be deficient; to fail. – Drayton.

  1. To be deficient; to fail.

    [Obs.] Drayton.
  2. To scant; to be niggard of; to divide into small pieces; to cut short or down.


    All their pay
    Must your discretion scantle; keep it back.
    J. Webster.

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SCANT'LE, verb transitive To be deficient; to fail.

SCANT'LE, verb intransitive To divide into thin or small pieces; to shiver.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SUE, v.t. su. [L. sequor. See Seek and Essay.]

1. To seek justice or right from one by legal process; to institute process in law against one; to prosecute in a civil action for the recovery of a real or supposed right; as, to sue one for debt; to sue one for damages in trespass. Matt.5.

2. To gain by legal process.

3. To clean the beak, as a hawk; a term of falconry.

To sue out, to petition for and take out; or to apply for and obtain; as, to sue out a writ in chancery; to sue out a pardon for a criminal.

SUE, v.i. To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek for in law; as, to sue for damages.

1. To seek by request; to apply for; to petition; to entreat.

By adverse destiny constrain'd to sue

For counsel and redress, he sues to you.

2. To make interest for; to demand.

Caesar come to Rome to sue for the double honor of a triumph and the consulship.

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