- eager to satisfy the appetite, especially for food.
- keen or eager.
- set to present a sharply angled edge.
Origin of sharp-set
First recorded in 1530–40
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Examples from the Web for sharp-set
Above all things they were sharp-set to hurry forward the thing they had it in their minds to do.Back Home
Irvin S. Cobb
And if she has refused once, fly her sharp-set the next time.The Art and Practice of Hawking
Edward B. Michell
I had had no appetite for a week before, and I have been as sharp-set as a Danube pike ever since.'Hypatia
But with never a halt we went on our way, sharp-set to reach Edinburgh.The Men of the Moss-Hags
S. R. Crockett
Presently Alfred appeared, sharp-set after a good day's business.The Soul of Susan Yellam
Horace Annesley Vachell
- set to give an acute cutting angle
- keenly hungry
- keen or eager
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