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HUNGER. The desire for taking food. Hunger is no excuse for larceny. 1 Hale, P. C. 54; 4 Bl. Com. 31. But it is a matter which applies itself strongly to the consciences of the judges in mitigation of the punishment.
     2. When a person has died, and it is suspected he has been starved to death, an examination of his body ought to be made, to ascertain whether or not he died of hunger. The signs which usually attend death from hunger are the following: The body is much emaciated, and a foetid, acrid odor exhales from it, although death may have been very recent. The eyes are red and open, which is not usual in other causes of death. The tongue and throat are dry, even to aridity, and the stomach and intestines are contracted and empty. The gall bladder is pressed with bile, and this fluid is found scattered over the stomach and intestines, so as to tinge them very extensively. The lungs are withered, but all the other organs are generally in a healthy state. The blood vessels are usually empty. Foder‚, tom. ii. p. 276, tom. iii. p. 231; 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 52; see Eunom. Dial. 2, Sec. 47, p. 142, and the note at p. 384.

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But whatever the decision behind the half-time theatre show, when the band did reappear for the second half, the audience were hungrily ready to receive.
Summary: YANGON - Myanmar and Japan agreed to start work next year on a huge industrial zone near Yangon, officials from the two countries said Friday, as the impoverished nation hungrily eyes foreign investment.
TROUT sensing the approach of winter are hungrily taking bait and fly from anglers who brave the blustery weather.
We have to go in there," he informs his group of survivors as inmate walkers hungrily claw against the fence.
Dishevelled, penniless and homeless, he's reduced to secretly sleeping on the church floor and sneaking into the family home to hungrily make himself a sandwich.
It turns out that lysozymes have jaws that latch on and chomp through rows of cell walls like someone hungrily devouring an ear of corn, according to findings that will be published Jan.
We tucked in hungrily, enjoying, savouring and, ultimately struggling to eat everything Our host was delighted at our obvious appreciation although he would not join us, but stood happily by.
In Kathy Huang's sad and funny documentary, Tales of the Waria, transgender Indonesian women, called warias, eat at cafes, shop at malls, work in salons, and search hungrily for husbands.
In a cozy den high in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, two newborn bears hungrily nuzzle against their mother while, far out at sea, thousands of chinook salmon begin their journey to the headwaters of the Fraser River and their birthplace.
Ed Dunlop's juvenile was a fair fifth on her recent Doncaster debut and hungrily snapped up the front-running 5-4 favourite Banksy to stretch three and a half lengths clear.
So, while we hungrily await a B&O hi-fiwith built-in pork dispenser, the Beat wireless speaker will be a more than adequate substitute.
Each hungrily drinks in water from the surrounding catchment areas to sustain their bodies as they slither through the parched terrain downstream.