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  • adj. Obsolete form of famished.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of famish.


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  • A rayless eye, a bead-like eye, whose famisht aspect shows

    A Little Book of Western Verse

  • The Trap answered, "Indeed the merchants and men of wealth bring to me this victual that I may bestow it in charity upon the Fakir and the famisht;" and the

    Arabian nights. English

  • O dear my son, company with one who hath his hand fulfilled and well-furnisht and associate not with any whose hand is fist-like and famisht.

    Arabian nights. English

  • "I desire that thou bring me a tray of food like unto that thou broughtest me erewhiles, for indeed I am famisht."

    Arabian nights. English

  • Porcius and Socration, twins in rascality of Piso, scurf and famisht of the earth, you before my Veraniolus and Fabullus has that prepuce-lacking

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

  • "He is gone who when to his gate thou go'st, * Fed thy famisht maw with his boiled and roast."

    Arabian nights. English

  • That sau'd your famisht souldiers liues from death,

    The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage

  • As far back as the 16th century, Thomas Nashe wrote, "That, that pure sanguine complexion of yours may neuer be famisht with potte-lucke."


  • Hill. twas neare 10 of the clock before wee gott the topp of itt. one man more tier'd, that return'd back againe. on this Hill wee could finde no water, so that the company weare almost famisht for the want theirof. the Indian pilotts gave us to understand that a little farther was water, which about 2 of the clock wee came up with; wheire wee all dranck and Refreshed our selves bravely. about 2 howers martch farther wee gott downe to the foote of this Hill. on the South side is

    Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period Illustrative Documents

  • Then, being faint and famisht, he folded and shouldered his net and, repairing to the market, bought himself a woollen gown, a calotte with a plaited border and a honey-coloured turband for a dinar receiving two dirhams by way of change, wherewith he purchased fried cheese and a fat sheep’s tail and honey and setting them in the oilman’s platter, ate till he was full and his ribs felt cold276 from the mighty stuffing.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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