Chanticleer himself, though stalking on two stilt-like legs, with the dignity of interminable descent in all his gestures, was hardly bigger than an ordinary partridge; his two wives were about the size of quails; and as for the one chicken, it looked small enough to be still in the egg, and, at the same time, sufficiently old, withered, wizened
, and experienced, to have been founder of the antiquated race.
He's terrible," said Emma Jane, "but awfully wizened
As to countenance--a wizened
, wrinkled, sunburned face, and long, sleek locks of scanty gray hair; as to character--an incredible mixture of homely sense and sheer silliness; of a rich man's overbearing ways, and a total lack of manners; just the kind of husband who is almost entirely led by his wife, yet imagines himself to be the master; apt to domineer in trifles, and to let more important things slip past unheeded--there you have the man!
He set down the golden salver, with the wizened
pomegranate upon it, and left the room.
Veiling his clear-cut, lean face in a thin layer of a hard, high cloud, I have seen him, like a wizened
robber sheik of the sea, hold up large caravans of ships to the number of three hundred or more at the very gates of the English Channel.
Just look at her husband--that tall, wizened
Prussian there, with the stick in his hand.
The body of a little wizened
Gond lay with its feet in the ashes, and Bagheera looked inquiringly at Mowgli.
We were admitted by a strange, wizened
, rusty-coated old manservant, who seemed in keeping with the house.
Indeed, they are children both--the one wizened
and cantankerous, the other formidable and overbearing, yet each with a brain which has put him in the front rank of his scientific age.
An instant afterwards there appeared a little wizened
fellow with a cringing manner and a shambling style of walking.
The wind was so nipping that the ivy-leaves had become wizened
and gray, each tapping incessantly upon its neighbour with a disquieting stir of her nerves.
I called to mind the theory that an innate physical deficiency is seldom without its moral counterpart, and I wondered how far this would apply to the deaf-mute at my side, who was ill-grown, wizened
, and puny into the bargain.