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Examples from the Web for scrannel
Suspicion, take it all in all, is the most tedious and scrannel of the sins.
The shell they struck gave a more melodious sound than the rough and scrannel pipe cut from the northern forests.
British Dictionary definitions for scrannel
C17: probably from Norwegian skran lean. Compare scrawny
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Word Origin and History for scrannel
"thin, meager," 1630s; any modern use traces to Milton ("Lycidas," 124), who may have invented it out of dialectal scranny (see scrawny). Or it might be from a Scandinavian source akin to Norwegian skran "rubbish." Cf. English dialectal and Scottish skran "scraps, broken victuals; refuse," in military slang "food."
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