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wizened
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
thin and wrinkled — typically from age or illness
  • 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.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (60% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (48% in)

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