kyte-clung

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kyte-clung (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Having a sunken belly; starved.
    • 1888, James Nicholson, "The Dyspeptic to His Stomach", Wee Tibbie's Garland, James McGeachy & Co. (1888):
      For dinner, mutton-chop or steak,
      An' yet, for a', I'm lean's a rake,
      Kyte-clung as ony reestit herrin',
      A 'natomy for folks to stare on.