To cry cupboard
Cupboard Cup"board (k[u^]b"b[~e]rd), n. [Cup + board.] 1. A board or shelf for cups and dishes. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. A small closet in a room, with shelves to receive cups, dishes, food, etc.; hence, any small closet. [1913 Webster]

{Cupboard love}, interested love, or that which has an eye to the cupboard. ``A cupboard love is seldom true.'' --Poor Robin. [Colloq.]

{To cry cupboard}, to call for food; to express hunger. [Colloq.] ``My stomach cries cupboard.'' --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


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