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 Scant-of-grace (A).Scapegoat. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scant’ling,
 
a small quantity, is the French échantillon, a specimen or pattern.   1
        “A scantling of wit.”—Dryden.
 


 Scant-of-grace (A).Scapegoat. 

 
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