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  • c. 1300, "restricted in quantity," from Old North French scars "scanty, scarce" (Old French eschars, Modern French échars) from Vulgar Latin *scarsus, from *escarpsus, from *excarpere "pluck out," from classical Latin excerpere "pluck out" (see excerpt). As an adverb early 14c. from the adjective. Phrase to make oneself scarce "go away" first attested 1771, noted as a current "cant phrase." Related: Scarcely.1300, 1771

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  • Scarce (disambiguation) That which is scarce is of insufficient quantity to fulfill all human wants and needs.
  • Mac Scarce Guerrant McCurdy "Mac" Scarce is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher, who played in parts of five Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons from 1972–1978. During his short career, the 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) left-hander pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, and Minnesota Twins. His collegiate career was spent at Florida State University (FSU).
  • Scarce (band) Scarce is an Alternative rock band formed in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were active from 1993 to 1997, and reformed in 2008.
  • Michael Scarce Michael Scarce is a writer, researcher, activist and gay men's health advocate. He lives in San Francisco. He is the author of two books: Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men and Male on Male Rape: The Hidden Toll of Stigma and Shame.

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