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Sharp-set

Hungry. A term in falconry. (See Hawk.)

“If anie were so sharpe-set as to eat fried flies, buttered bees, stued snails, either on Fridaie or Sundaie, he could not be therefore indicated of haulte treason.” —Stannhurst: Ireland, p. 10 (1580).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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