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 Sharp-beak.Shave. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sharp-set.
 
Hungry. A term in falconry. (See HAWK.)   1
        “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 indicted of haulte treason.”—Stanihurst: Ireland, p. 10 (1580).
 


 Sharp-beak.Shave. 

 
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