Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SCANT, n.2 A type or size of slate (see quot.) (Abd., Per. 1969). Also in Yks. dial. Abd.27 1951:
A short slate nailed immediately under the ridge of a roof; in pl. the highest row of slates on a roof.

[A reduced form of Eng. dial. scantle, a small slate, conn. with scantling, a rule or standard of measurement, a dimension.]

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