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parched
used in Lonesome Dove

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Definition
dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; or very thirsty
  • Or do you just sit around all day with your throat parched.
    Chapters 7-8 (10% in)
  • As he moved into the Quitaque, a parched country where shallow red canyons stretched west toward the Palo Duro, Augustus would see little spiraling dust devils rising from the exposed earth far ahead of him.
    Chapters 54-55 (23% in)
  • The sun couldn't parch him while he was under the trees.
    Chapters 64-65 (94% in)
  • Also, he grew stingy with water, which irritated the cowboys, who came in parched and dusty, dying for a drink.
    Chapters 89-90 (6% in)
  • He looked around at the parched country, the naked ridges where the earth had split from drought.
    Chapters 89-90 (77% in)

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