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 Starry Sphere.Starved with Cold. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Starvation Dundas.
 
Henry Dundas, first Lord Melville, who was the first to introduce the word starvation into the language, on an American debate in 1775. (Anglo-Saxon, steorfan, to perish of hunger; German, sterben; Dutch, sterven.)   1
 


 Starry Sphere.Starved with Cold. 

 
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