wizened


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lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

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Shortly after, there was a prodigious cackling and gratulation of Chanticleer and all his family, including the wizened chicken, who appeared to understand the matter quite as well as did his sire, his mother, or his aunt.
Hayward had altered a little in appearance: his fine hair was thinner, and with the rapid wilting of the very fair, he was becoming wizened and colourless; his blue eyes were paler than they had been, and there was a muzziness about his features.
Rachel had just enough consciousness to suppose herself a donkey on the summit of a moor in a hail-storm, with its coat blown into furrows; then she became a wizened tree, perpetually driven back by the salt Atlantic gale.
Thinking he's got an idea of who the killer is, we follow as Davie's day unfolds - from furred fruit pastels and first kisses, to blazing gorse in flower and tall tales of buzzards told by wizened neighbours.
RAFA BENITEZ spent most of the transfer window moodily tugging on the wizened udder of his managerial cunning, and he's come up with 'get big lad who might head crosses into net'.
The book opens with a powerful portrait of a wizened Tubman, tired and worn from her decades of fighting for freedom.
Aged and wizened, they breathe asthmatic breaths; their skin has the pallor of ash and carries the stench of cabbage and gin.
It's nothing earthshaking, but Gibson successfully revisits the action genre, fitting snugly into the wizened but hesitant hero role-scraggly beard, wrinkles and all.
It absorbed easily and certainly helped reduce some of the slightly wizened area of decolletage which I've suffered from too many summers in the sun.
MORLEY SAFER, the seventy-four-year-old, wizened newsman, is reclining on a well-worn leather couch in his handsome carriage house, smoking the cigarettes he's never quit, and sipping coffee he can't do withouteven on Yom Kippur.
Eventually what emerges is a wizened old figure who has been behind those messages for years" The Prince of Wales "Clegg is like a mug you've glued the handle back on to, you wouldn't want to fill him up again, Miliband is in the dictionary under 'twonk', Farage has a French surname so is clearly a sleeper agent of some kind.
Murray Abraham into a wizened Antonio Salieri--garnering an Academy Award for his work in the latter alongside Paul LeBlanc.
Now those leaves cast about like a wizened nuisance and
Katie, the woman who has wizened as her mouth has widened.
Lovely flesh-pink petals fall like feathers, wizened to dust-- all that