"My goodness me!" cried Monica, the smaller, the drier, and the more wizened
of the pair.
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.
He was old, too, wizened
with age, and the hair on his face was gray.
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
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.
Every nincompoop in the land rushed into free print, floating their wizened
little egos into the public eye on the surge of Brissenden's greatness.
But lo and behold, Mistress Blythe, Henry looks up at me, with those bright old black eyes of his in his wizened
face and says, says he, `Tell me something I don't know, Jim Boyd, if you want to give me information.
She was the abject wreck of a beautiful woman, wizened
, prematurely aged.
The messenger had had to go no further than the door, he came back, followed by a man whom he introduced to Jurgis as "Comrade Ostrinski." Comrade Ostrinski was a little man, scarcely up to Jurgis's shoulder, wizened
and wrinkled, very ugly, and slightly lame.
Just look at her husband--that tall, wizened
Prussian there, with the stick in his hand.
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.