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gaunt

thin plus obvious diminution in abdominal size, indicative of reduced feed intake leading to reduced gut fill.
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The owner of it was none other than the kind-hearted gaunt grey beggar who had given the Prince the bag of bread-crumbs and the hare.
It seemed, then, that there was bitter justice in the speeches of the gaunt and bronzed vet- erans.
From a search after this valuable real estate Peter returned so gaunt and threadbare that, on reaching New England, the scarecrows in the cornfields beckoned to him, as he passed by.
His tall, gaunt, stringy figure is insensible to fatigue, and his dry, half-sarcastic, and often wholly unsympathetic manner is uninfluenced by any change in his surroundings.
There was nothing but yellow parchment-like skin, white hair, and the gaunt bones sticking up beneath.
lies buried at Reading, in the Benedictine abbey founded by him there, the ruins of which may still be seen; and, in this same abbey, great John of Gaunt was married to the Lady Blanche.
He could imagine the man's mental anguish as he became weakened from hunger and maddened by thirst, knowing that sooner or later he must slip exhausted to the ground where waited the gaunt man-eater.
Miss Letitia's maid was tall and gaunt and awkward.
Looking onward as I reached the middle of th e meadow, I perceived on its further side, towering gaunt and black in the night, a lofty arch or gateway, without walls at its sides, without a neighboring building of any sort, far or near.
A gaunt Wolf was almost dead with hunger when he happened to meet a House-dog who was passing by.
Long and earnest had been the talks of the gaunt lady abbess, in which she had conjured the young novice to turn forever from the world, and to rest her bruised heart under the broad and peaceful shelter of the church.
Edward III, worn out by his French wars, had become old and feeble, and the power was in the hands of his son, John of Gaunt.