Definition of scant:
very little, very few
"After his previous escapades, Mary had scant reason to believe John."
masonry: A block of stone sawn on two sides down to the bed level; a sheet
"these are the saws we use to produce sawn six side products. Top is our Mono Saw which we use to cut the raw block from the quarry. The slabs of stone produced are referred to as scants."