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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of clem.

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Examples

  • History has done justice to the noble fortitude with which the operatives of Lancashire "clemmed" (starved) in silence during that awful time.

    Memoirs of Sir Wemyss Reid 1842-1885

  • Soldiers clemmed with hunger would see a wisp of smoke rise through the snow, and dig down to the food.

    The Persian Boy

  • "But I can't get there; I'm most clemmed with hunger and drought."

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • "Tha wert born i 'th' workhouse, tha run about th 'streets i' rags, tha pretty nigh clemmed to death, tha blacked boots, tha sold newspapers, tha feyther was a common workin'-mon -- and now tha 's coom into Temple Barholm an 'sixty thousand a year."

    T. Tembarom

  • "Better come and have a sup o 'tea first; you look clemmed wi' the cold," he returned.

    The Youngest Girl in the Fifth A School Story

  • 'And I'll let Foxy in and eat a loaf, I will, for I'm clemmed!' she said.

    Gone to Earth

  • 'If ifs were beans and bacon, there's few'd go clemmed,' said Hazel.

    Gone to Earth

  • 'She only does it when I'm away, being clemmed,' said Hazel pleadingly.

    Gone to Earth

  • Strother, as were almost clemmed to death and doubled up with the rheumatics, would sing out, 'Joyful!

    Indian Tales

  • Old quarrels and grudges had died out and had been forgotten forever while men and women broke their last crust of bread together or perhaps clemmed themselves to help feed the children of the very man that had wronged them.

    The Measure of a Man

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