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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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She craved food and rest--she hastened towards them at the very moment she was picturing to herself the bank from which she would leap towards death.
Their way lay through a hungry country, where there was no game; they would, moreover, have but little time to hunt; they, therefore, craved a small supply of provisions for their journey.
Oh, how precious the warm bed was, and how his growing body craved a few more hours of sleep
Then it would grow lighter, and her features would become simply feminine; they had changed from those of a divinity who could confer bliss to those of a being who craved it.
But I did not give him the satisfaction that he craved.
I turned and assisted the grand lady to the refreshment that she craved.
He said it was quite time she was walking out; he told Philip that she was very proud, and would have nothing to do with aspirants to that honour who lined up at the door, two by two, outside the Sunday school and craved the honour of escorting her home.
All he craved was water, and this she brought him in the only way she could, bearing it in her own mouth.
Now I knew that under ordinary conditions he no longer craved for this artificial stimulus, but I was well aware that the fiend was not dead but sleeping, and I have known that the sleep was a light one and the waking near when in periods of idleness I have seen the drawn look upon Holmes's ascetic face, and the brooding of his deep-set and inscrutable eyes.
Here, apparently, he found the progressive quality his nature had craved.
Human flesh is the food most craved by the fierce Barsoomian lion, whose great carcass and giant thews require enormous quantities of meat to sustain them.
They begged her, however, to continue, with such earnestness in their voices, as if they only craved advice, that she was led to add: