To begin with, the Chinese people are savers, including for things like medical costs that are scanted by the Chinese government.
Bad provisions, bad water, and scanted rations were dealt to the prisoners.
He probably did not work on the poem so long as historians have said he did, but he scanted neither time nor attention.
And that half-year that they knew about of grief and madness—it was not scanted nor its misery denied!
It is quite possible, of course, that his school really had scanted the motherly touch.
He found Major Dabney smoking on the hotel veranda, and his welcome was not scanted here, at least.
Like Portia, her father had scanted her and hedged her by his wit that she might reach the pinnacle of human joys.
It is specially their duty to redeem the time, who are scanted of time through poverty, service, or restraint.
mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skamt, neuter of skammr "short, brief"), from Proto-Germanic *skamma- (cf. Old English scamm "short," Old High German skemmen "to shorten"), perhaps ultimately "hornless," from PIE *kem- (see hind (n.)). Also in Middle English as a noun, "scant supply, scarcity," from Old Norse. As a verb and adverb from mid-15c.