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wizened
used in Rose Red

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Definition
thin and wrinkled — typically from age or illness
  • A little giddy, perhaps apprehensive, as it were, we were directed into our seats by the wizened woman and told to remain silent.
    6 — 1911-1915 (54% in)
  • ...to have entered the perspective hallway never to return. staff there claim to have since heard sawing and hammering in the attic. at the time of her death, ellen rimbauer, once the most beautiful and envied woman in seattle's high society, was a wizened old lady, feverish, half blind and slightly mad. it is said that from time to time rose red can be heard laughing or crying-that the sound carries for miles and is often mistaken for either a wild animal or a ship's horn. soon i shall...
    13 — Rest (70% in)

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