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Scant-of-grace

(A). A madcap; a wild, disorderly, graceless fellow.

“You, a gentleman of birth and breeding ... associate yourself with a sort of scant-of-grace, as men call me.” —Sir W. Scott: Kenilworth, iii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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