Do you know the term “starve out,” and how widespread is its use?

 

Do you know the term “starve out,” and how widespread is its use?

Nancy Coggeshall
Reserve, New Mexico

Ramon Adams in Western Words, calls it a pasture on a very few acres of a permanent camp, usually without water and the grass grazed down to bedrock in which horses are thrown in overnight to avoid having trouble trying to catch them in the morning. At one time it was likely a common term in the arid Southwest.