a.1.Pinched or weakened by hunger.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Great acts require great means of enterprise; Thou art unknown, unfriended, low of birth, A carpenter thy father known, thyself Bred up in poverty and straits at home, Lost in a desert here and hunger-bit. Which way, or from what hope, dost thou aspire To greatness?