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superlativeform of scarce: most scarce.
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Missal_, described as the scarcest volume in the world, was valued only at £35.
Rhenium, a byproduct of a byproduct of copper and one of the scarcest elements, helps steel retain its shape and hardness even under extreme force and high temperatures.
Testing Their Metals Tatyana Shumsky 2011
But he warns that the massive scale of UK supermarket promotions of flowers over Valentine's Day — and subsequently on Mother's Day – without concern for where or how environmentally sustainable roses can be grown, will just increase the export of water – the scarcest natural resource in Kenya.
Because my scarcest resource is my time, after all, and - especially at cons - it's damn hard to get a chunk of it.
Friday kradical 2009
Holmes has impressive representatives of some of the scarcest dates of the Middle Date type.
Buzzards, peregrines and sparrowhawks had been poisoned and persecuted, ospreys were confined to the wilds of Scotland, and hobbies were one of our scarcest breeding birds.
Birdwatch: Kestrel 2011
Moreover, the rosy statements by analysts and Mr. Corzine suggest that truth remains the scarcest commodity on Wall Street.
MF Global: A Success Story David Weidner 2011
But perhaps the scarcest commodity of all that needs managing is trust itself.
Reflections from Davos: Rebuilding Trust Peter Lacy 2011
"Most recently, as it's become more difficult to build new and as affordable housing stock is one of the scarcest resources out there, our commitment is to preserve it," said Bruce Beal Jr ., an executive vice president at Related.
Related Sets Housing Accord Laura Kusisto 2011
Furthermore, one of our scarcest natural resources -- the atmosphere -- will require dramatic shifts in human behavior to keep it from being depleted further.