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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Scanting.]
 1. To limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries.
    Where a man hath a great living laid together and where he is scanted.   --Bacon.
    I am scanted in the pleasure of dwelling on your actions.   --Dryden.
 2. To cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail. Scant not my cups.”