sharp-set


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sharp-set

adj
1. set to give an acute cutting angle
2. keenly hungry
3. keen or eager
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sharp-set - extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy"
hungry - feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people"
References in classic literature ?
Going along, then, in this way, the night dark, the squire hungry, the master sharp-set, they saw coming towards them on the road they were travelling a great number of lights which looked exactly like stars in motion.
Two or three men in pink, on their way to the meet, drop in, and are very jovial and sharp-set, as indeed we all are.
Come, uncle; take your dutiful and sharp-set nephew in to dinner.