Sharing a wafer of lembas, and munching it as best they could with their parched mouths.
He was in pain, and so parched that he could no longer swallow even a mouthful of food.
if his parched throat had allowed him; for amid the rugged humps and shoulders above him he saw plainly a path or road.
He had stinted himself, and in his parched mouth his tongue seemed thick and swollen; but for all his care they now had very little left, perhaps half his bottle, and maybe there were still days to go.
’A great Shadow has departed,’ said Gandalf, and then he laughed and the sound was like music, or like water in a parched land; and as he listened the thought came to Sam that he had not heard laughter, the pure sound of merriment, for days upon days without count.
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Nothing will grow in this parched soil.
Cactus is about all that will grow in this parched soil.