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Weazen

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Weazen Thin; sharp; withered; wizened; as, a weazen face. "They were weazen and shriveled."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n weazen See wizen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Weazen wē′zn thin, sharp.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Wizen
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Wizen.

Usage

In literature:

So weazened and tiny was he, and so large was the brass-studded wheel, that they seemed of a height.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
Just then he saw a small, weazened old woman, who was trying to lift a bundle of sticks on to her back.
"Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
The little weazened man was gesticulating wildly with that forefinger of his.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
The weazened foreman and the tall adventurer had been watching him impassively from the doorway.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
You little weazened, mincing, purse-mouthed Puritan!
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
Although now wrinkled and weazened with age she has no definite Negroid features.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The face was grotesque in its weazened fixity; the little legs were twisted, and the thin body lay crooked among its blankets.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
Hopping down, he trotted over to the group, his weazened, yellow face wreathed in smiles.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
The weazened man entered, rubbing his hands.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
One of the wealthiest members of the family was a little weazen-faced old maid, of fifty years or more.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
Even the mayor was impressed, and a pleased smile came over his weazened features.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Hurried footsteps thumped along the hall within, and a weazened, hunch backed lad smiled eagerly in the doorway.
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
I found only her uncle, a weazened, peevish man, who had showed himself very little while the privateersmen were about his house.
"Athelstane Ford" by Allen Upward
The old sergeant made no reply to this reprimand, but simply stood at attention, though his black, weazened face worked and his lips trembled.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
And never before had he noted how huge the boy's body was in comparison with his own weazened frame.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
Harland's face had become weazened since he had left college.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
With every step she took the squaw followed, her weazened face and cruel, baneful eyes held close to hers.
"Hope Hathaway" by Frances Parker
Seen against the shining background which Polatkin's money had made for me, he looked almost weazened.
"A Woman of Genius" by Mary Austin
One weazened grouch, Hank Burns, who had been a miner for forty years, tried to account for it.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
His Majesty's little weazened face turned very grave at the recital.
"The Brownies and Prince Florimel" by Palmer Cox
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