Scan"tle (?), v. i. [Dim. of scant, v.]

To be deficient; to fail.

[Obs.]

Drayton.

 

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Scan"tle (?), v. t. [OF. escanteler, eschanteler, to break into contles; pref. es- (L. ex) + cantel, chantel, corner, side, piece. Confused with E. scant. See Cantle.]

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

[Obs.]

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

 

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