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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of clem.


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  • History has done justice to the noble fortitude with which the operatives of Lancashire "clemmed" (starved) in silence during that awful time.

    Memoirs of Sir Wemyss Reid 1842-1885 1887

  • Soldiers clemmed with hunger would see a wisp of smoke rise through the snow, and dig down to the food.

    The Persian Boy Renault, Mary 1972

  • "But I can't get there; I'm most clemmed with hunger and drought."

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2 Charles Herbert Sylvester

  • "Tha wert born i 'th' workhouse, tha run about th 'streets i' rags, tha pretty nigh clemmed to death, tha blacked boots, tha sold newspapers, tha feyther was a common workin'-mon -- and now tha 's coom into Temple Barholm an 'sixty thousand a year."

    T. Tembarom 1913

  • "Better come and have a sup o 'tea first; you look clemmed wi' the cold," he returned.

    The Youngest Girl in the Fifth A School Story Angela Brazil 1907

  • 'And I'll let Foxy in and eat a loaf, I will, for I'm clemmed!' she said.

    Gone to Earth Mary Gladys Meredith Webb 1904

  • 'If ifs were beans and bacon, there's few'd go clemmed,' said Hazel.

    Gone to Earth Mary Gladys Meredith Webb 1904

  • 'She only does it when I'm away, being clemmed,' said Hazel pleadingly.

    Gone to Earth Mary Gladys Meredith Webb 1904

  • Strother, as were almost clemmed to death and doubled up with the rheumatics, would sing out, 'Joyful!

    Indian Tales Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • Old quarrels and grudges had died out and had been forgotten forever while men and women broke their last crust of bread together or perhaps clemmed themselves to help feed the children of the very man that had wronged them.

    The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr 1875


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