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Definitions of parched

  1.   toasted or roasted slightly; " parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet"
  2.   PARCHEDNESS.
  3.   of Parch
  4.   Scorched.
  5.   Dried to excess.
  6.   dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; " a vast desert all adust"; " land lying baked in the heat"; " parched soil"; " the earth was scorched and bare"; " sunbaked salt flats"
  7.   PARCHEDLY.

Usage examples for parched

  1. One could see them white- hot as they rose from the parched ground like thin smoke. ” – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  2. “ I returned just before nightfall from a vain search; Mr. Smith had been equally unsuccessful in his digging operations, and we thus had to lie down upon the sand parched with thirst, our only chance of forgetting our misfortunes being a few minutes sleep. ” – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  3. Besides, it isn't a parched land. ” – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  4. The scalding drops have nearly parched up the spring of life! ” – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  5. Nadir Sharif seemed to study the parched landscape of the valley below. ” – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  6. The very grass seemed parched and useless. ” – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  7. “ " Then give me something to drink," I cried-" water; my throat is parched and burns like fire." ” – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  8. They helped him to rise, and as soon as he was on his feet said, " The enemy I have beaten you may nail to my forehead; I don't want to divide the spoils of the foe, I only beg and entreat some friend, if I have one, to give me a sup of wine, for I'm parched with thirst, and wipe me dry, for I'm turning to water." ” – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  9. July had commenced, and in the hot, sun- parched days the forest mountains beckoned irresistibly with their cool shadows, and the green, airy splendor of their dales and heights. ” – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  10. We felt the inconvenience of this during the whole of our residence at the ruins, and very often, in spite of all our care to keep a supply on hand, we came in, after hard work in the sun, and, parched with thirst, were obliged to wait till we could send an Indian to the hacienda, a distance, going and returning, of three miles. ” – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  11. In another place, he related the discovery of " the only piece of grass of a useful nature seen in this route; it was, however, quite parched and occupied a space of three or four acres." ” – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  12. It was so refreshing to her parched mouth and throat. ” – In Wild Rose Time by Amanda M. Douglas
  13. “ No breath came between the opened lips that prison had bleached and parched but neither did they tremble as the doctor bowed. ” – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  14. It was made of parched wheat, beaten, and fried in bear's grease, but I thought I never tasted pleasanter meat in my life. ” – Captivity and Restoration by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
  15. Her lips were parched her throat dry, nothing having passed them since early tea the previous afternoon, and she was at the lowest ebb of despondency and depression. ” – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  16. Her hand was resting on his head, while her beautiful sad eyes gazed through the open window and across the parched bit of garden towards the high hills far away. ” – A Little Hero by Mrs. H. Musgrave
  17. During the first winter I spent at Majorca, very little rain fell during two months, and the country was getting parched cracked, and brown. ” – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  18. When he awoke, his mouth was parched for water, and his first move was in the direction of the wet portion of the ravine, beyond the rocks. ” – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  19. As I spoke to him grace wrought in his heart, and his soul drank it in, as the parched ground does the gentle rain. ” – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  20. And Winthrop's answer, not whispered, " How long ago do you suppose this coffee was parched – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner

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