One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Old and feeble.
- ‘Now King David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he could get no heat.’
- ‘He was well stricken in years, and his days were numbered, and the mind was now engaged in following the backward tract of an eventful life, and apparently oblivious of the present sad surroundings.’
- ‘Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well stricken in years.’
- ‘As for these men who are stricken in years, their loins are as tender as those of a young animal that cannot walk.’
- ‘When they were stricken in years, betwixt 70 and 80, there was a great election betwixt Hungerford and Putchin for the County of Leicester, such a one as never was before nor never since.’
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