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Jimp(e, a. [Later form of Gymp, Gimp a.] Scanty, scrimp, barely adequate. — For selling burnewod with ane jimp and fals mesoure of the faddome thairof; 1612 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 89.
Wee had a jimpe quorum, and hav adjourned the Parliament; 1682 Mackenzie in Aberdeen Lett. 88.
We had difficultie to get a signing quorum. It was bot jimp at the passing the proclamation for the adjurnment; 1689 Stair in Leven & Melv. P. 347.

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