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crave

in Scottish civil procedure, that part of an initial writ that states what the pursuer requires.

TO CRAVE. To ask; to demand.
     2. This word is frequently used in pleading; as, to crave oyer of a bond on which the suit is brought; and in the settlement of accounts, the accountant general craves a credit or an allowance. 1 Chit. Pr. 520. See Oyer.

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Some of the smokers who also craved other addictive drugs reported a reduced desire for other substances.
It wasn't until I was in my 30s that I discovered why I craved chocolate.
The "demon lovers" of the book's title are not ultimately the witches accused of sex with demons, but the witch theorists themselves who craved accounts of demonic copulation in order to prove to themselves and others that demons were demonstrably real.
ICE CUBES, toothpaste and mud on potatoes are some of the most craved foods during pregnancy.
The strangest foods craved included ice cubes (20%); brown sauce (on everything) (15%); toothpaste (11%); ham and chocolate sandwiches (6%); and potatoes with mud on them (4%).
The strangest foods craved were: ice cubes (20 per cent); HP sauce - on everything (15 per cent); lemons (12 per cent); toothpaste (11 per cent) and gherkins (with everything) (ten per cent).
Chocolate is the most commonly craved food, followed not so closely by pizza, salty foods (like potato chips and french fries), sweets, bread, protein and fatty foods.