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starveling

(stärv′lĭng)
n.
One that is starving or being starved.
adj.
Starving.
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Our rebellion against the teaching of Malthus and Mill is sad enough in its effects at home; in India it promises a harvest of two hundred millions in starvelings." (68) In this Malthusian analysis, Besant asserts that philanthropic aid to starving populations, by preserving people's lives and encouraging reproduction, might only increase the problem of overpopulation.
(7) Ken Post, Arise Ye Starvelings: The Jamaican Labour Rebellion of 1938 and Its Aftermath, Springer Books, 1978
You'd have to look hard to find a starveling in Britain today.
There was a need to ridicule the enemy, show his inferiority and humiliate him; he had to be portrayed as a coward, a starveling, an imbecile; his very identity had to be degraded, by presenting him as effeminate; and all this was done to induce the conviction that defeat was impossible and victory inevitable.
Eleven of the 50 pups sampled in June 1998 were described as starvelings. By July 1998, starveling pups were no longer found in the harvest, and most pups in the sample (n = 40/42) had completely moulted their lanugo.
It deals with the very foundations of human existence including food, the lack and superabundance thereof, great gluttons and untold starvelings, the joys of the palate and crusts from the rich man's table.
An alcoholic who has been sober since 1976, and a smoker who quit in 1983, she is alarmed that canny, relentless ads promote addictions to children and to women and girls who are struggling to control the weight and repress their anxiety in a culture that prizes submissive starvelings.
Despite all that sleep and fancy fare we look like starvelings. All my mates is ulcerated at the throat--the punctures are deep and ugly.
It is no accident that this love for children should be proclaimed so vociferously in the rich industrial countries where abuse of children, emotionally, physically, sexually, has now become such a serious issue; where so many children have become cultural orphans, waifs and strays of the imperium of commodities, starvelings of the market, dependants of the money-driven rage of the millennium.
(Avi Chomsky, "Afro-Jamaican Traditions and Labor Organizing on United Fruit Company Plantations in Costa Rica, 1910," Journal of Social History 28 [Summer 1995]: 837-55; Monica Schuler, "Alas, Alas, Kongo": A Social History of Indentured African Immigration into Jamiaca, 1841-1865 [Baltimore, 1980], 32-4; and Ken Post, Arise Ye Starvelings: The Jamaican Labour Rebellion of 1938 and Its Aftermath [The Hague, 1978], 145).
The world's starvelings, deprived of everything but their beliefs, cling to faith not only for surcease but also as a cultural reservoir for their descendants.
Post 1981, 42-43), his two studies, Arise Ye Starvelings and Strike the Iron, are primarily concerned with ascertaining if (male) workers developed any significant forms of class consciousness or resistance.