Usage examples for wizen

  1. In the rich yurta draped with expensive silk we discovered a feeble, wizen faced little old man with shaven face and cropped hair, wearing also a high pointed beaver cap with red silk apex topped off with a dark red button with the long peacock feathers streaming out behind. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  2. Do you remember a wizen toothless old wretch, whose eye has more of the Evil One in it than that of many a young thief you see locked up in the county jails? – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  3. He had a half- defiant look, like a cornered stag, as he stood there protecting a small wizen faced woman of an uncertain age, dressed in a long gray silk duster and pigeon- winged hat- one of those hats that looked as if the pigeon had alighted on it and exploded. – The Other Fellow by F. Hopkinson Smith
  4. Whenever she moved she crackled, and one went in constant dread of seeing a wizen looking limb break off short like the branch of some dead tree. – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  5. Instead of a Jack Tar now surmounting its high hunch, they saw a little wizen faced individual with sharp angular features, and a skin of yellowish hue puckered like parchment. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  6. And a strange little elf she looked, being very wizen and small, with one shoulder higher than the other, and a face full of pain. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  7. The next Merewig I had to scribble on was a wizen old lady, with little grey curls on the temples, very shabby in dress, and very antiquated in costume. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  8. And now we perceived 'twas a woman muffled up in the Moorish fashion, a little, wizen old creature, who, casting back her head clothes, showed us a wrinkled face, very pale and worn with care and age. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  9. Stella's eyes also rested upon the tiny wizen face. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  10. The most familiar representation of " Squeers" is seen in the second plate, where he stands sharpening his pen, and is timorously approached by the stout father of two wizen faced boys who are about to become his pupils. – 'Phiz' (Hablot Knight Browne), a Memoir. by Fred. G. Kitton
  11. For guides we had a man with a rakish air, and- we judged from his gait- a wooden leg, who tragically wrung the perspiration from his red flannel shirt at intervals; a boy, with one of those open countenances only saved from complete lateral division by the merciful interposition of the ears, and a wizen faced old man of so feeble an appearance as to excite my constant sympathy, since his place chanced to be by my side. – An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton
  12. Do you think I'm going to be bled to death like a pig with its wizen slit? – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  13. An old man, white- haired and wizen with a face like a knife- blade, and red, blinking eyes. – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  14. Scarcely had I settled myself in the saddle, and got firm hold of my reins again, proceeded Huldbrand, when an extraordinary little man sprang up beside me, wizen and hideous beyond measure; he was of a yellow- brown hue, and his nose almost as big as the whole of his body. – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  15. He was a small, spare, wizen faced man, with a three- cornered cocked hat, bound with broad gold lace, upon his head, under which appeared a full- bottomed flowing wig, the curls of which descended low upon his shoulders. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  16. On the contrary, Dallas' evident interest in the stranger had stirred the unnatural jealousy in her father's wizen brain. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  17. The old man seemed to wizen at the voice, " My good friend, Grootver,-" he at once began. – Sword Blades and Poppy Seed by Amy Lowell