scantness


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Skip accounts for scantness, resulting in areas on the face or edge of a piece that fail to surface clean at the planer, while wane refers to a "lack of wood from any cause on the edge or corner of a piece of lumber" (NLGA 2000).
Gorky's Childhood leaves us with the sad knowledge that the Russian folk, in the poverty and scantness of their lives, distract themselves with suffering: "On a blank face even a scratch is a decoration" (120).