Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section V. Number
3. Indeterminate Number
FEWNESS &c. adj.; paucity, scarcity, sparseness, sparsity, small number; only a few; small quantity [See Smallness]; rarity; infrequency [See Infrequency]; handful; minority; exiguity.
[DIMINUTION OF NUMBER] reduction; weeding &c. v.; elimination, sarculation [obs.], decimation; eradication.
BE FEW &c. adj.
RENDER FEW &c. adj.; reduce, diminish, diminish the number, weed, eliminate, thin, decimate.
FEW; scant, scanty; thin, rare, scarce, sparse, thinly scattered, few and far between; exiguous; infrequent [See Infrequency]; rari nantes [L.]; hardly any, scarcely any; to be counted on ones fingers, to be counted on the fingers of one hand; reduced &c. v.; unrepeated.