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  • adv. So as to parch or dry out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a parching manner; so as to parch.


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parching +‎ -ly


  • I used crunchy natural peanut butter no sugar added, just peanuts and I really like the way they came out, especially the fact that they're not as mouth-parchingly salty as traditional peanut butter cookies.

    This One's For the Team

  • That only reminded them that they were also parchingly thirsty, without doing anything to relieve them: you cannot quench a terrible thirst by standing under giant oaks and waiting for a chance drip to fall on your tongue.

    The Hobbit

  • Most statistical tables are parchingly dry in the reading; not so in the present case, however, where the reader is flooded with whole pipes, barrels, quarts, and gills of good gin and good cheer.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale


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