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  • 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.

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