One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- archaic variant of wizened
- ‘Seats all cascaded in a waterfall towards the pit at the bottom where a single wizen man stood with a rod, prodding at one of the black slates mounted on the vast black wall of the room.’
- ‘He is an old man, worn and wizen - blind and wasting away.’
- ‘Buxom for her age, like so many pubescent children she seemed to have siphoned off vital bulk from her parents and left them to dwindle, wizen.’
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