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Besides the spots and the worms, measly is often used to denote insignificant, unworthy of notice, trivial, puny, paltry, picayune, or contemptibly tiny.

Mea"sly (?), a.

1.

Infected with measles.

2. Zool.

Containing larval tapeworms; -- said of pork and beef.

 

© Webster 1913.

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