"Good night," answered the young man, passing up the steps and wiping his parched mouth with a handkerchief.
A sigh of relief broke from his parched lips, and the colour came back to his cheeks.
His mouth twitched, and his parched tongue seemed unable to articulate.
"My life has soon come to an end," was his comment on his deathbed, with a bitter smile on his parched lips.
“Mother of Sorrows,” moaned Gerald, moving a thickly furred tongue around parched lips.
Dick snuffed the smell of parched dust, heated iron, and flaking paint with delight.
He remained there, sighing, and groaning, parched with agony, incapable of a single tear.
I feel yet parched with horror, nor can I reflect on that terrible moment without shuddering and agony.
I tell you what, Father, before we begin on business, will you give me some tea? My soul is parched.
Once more her parched lips were covered with blood.
1. scorch: sear, singe, brown, toast, roast, bake
2. dry: desiccate, dehydrate, wilt, shrivel, evaporate, shrink