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wither
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
to shrivel (wrinkle and contract — usually from lack of water)

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • Within are shabby shelves, ranged round with old decanters, bottles, flasks; and in those jaws of swift destruction, like another cursed Jonah (by which name indeed they called him), bustles a little withered old man, who, for their money, dearly sells the sailors deliriums and death.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (47% in)
  • Faintly smacking his withered lips over it for a moment, the old negro muttered, "Best cooked 'teak I eber taste; joosy, berry joosy."
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (52% in)

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