sharp-set


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sharp-set

adj
1. set to give an acute cutting angle
2. keenly hungry
3. keen or eager
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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"
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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.
"Are ye sharp-set?" he asked, glancing at about the level of my knee.
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.