The sea ice that covers the North Pole has thinned by 40 percent over the past four decades during late summer and early autumn, and the summer of 2002 found it the scantiest
in half a century at least.
But the totals reported for individual countries or regions, as shown in part I of this series, are often based on only the scantiest
But they remained undecided as to how to treat Bulgaria and Romania, and devoted only the scantiest
attention to the fate of Turkey.
Because he didn't take its subjective character enough into account, permitting himself only the scantiest
and most covert autobiography, his work sometimes had the effect--no doubt unintentional--of muffling the atrocities to which he was so curiously attracted.
These Digger Indians are by far the most degraded and miserable beings who inhabit this continent; their bag-like covering is of the scantiest
description, their food revolting; the puppies and rats of the Celestials being almost Epicurean when compared with a Pau-Eutaw bill of fare.
Strangely lacking from this volume is even the scantiest
of bibliographies or a list of further reading.
All responsible Fourth Estaters can do is wince as the National Enquirers of the world slur public figures and suspects on the scantiest
of hearsay and thereby undermine public confidence in all journalists.
Iris was the daughter of two Jewish "benighted individualists" who imbued her with only the scantiest
idea of what it means to be Jewish.
It followed a candid interview in which Beckham's wife, Spice Girl Victoria Adams, told the world that he likes to prance around the house in HER scantiest
The information reported from the West was the scantiest
of all regions.
Can anyone help with even the scantiest
As with all matters of policy, the devil is in the details, and Lester gives us only the scantiest
outlines of what the new economic citizenship might look like.
The new dinky sized tins mean it can be concealed in even the most scantiest
of clothing so it is close to hand.
Thus, when Tooke declares that even "the people who have the poorest and scantiest
language, have yet always many more words than ideas,"(14) he is gesturing to the "corruption," inherent in even the simplest and earliest languages, that drives language ever further from that time of "primitive purity, and shortness, when men deliver'd so many things, almost in an equal number of words.
Art requires an entirely different approach which is actually provided in sections of Critique of Judgement which de Duve dips into in only the scantiest