from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a thin, shriveled face.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a shriveled, thin, withered face.


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  • “Get ye out, Mr. Polonius!” said the old lady, a little wizen-faced old lady, with her face puckered up in a million of wrinkles.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond 2006

  • It is needless to say, after entering so largely into a description of Lady Gorgon, that her husband was a little shrivelled wizen-faced creature, eight inches shorter than her

    The Bedford-Row Conspiracy 2006

  • A tall wizen-faced man, with a stiff grizzled moustache and swarthy skin, who was passing out with his partner, said:

    Dubliners 2003

  • The small wizen-faced man smiled, as Moslems say, the smile of Umar

    First footsteps in East Africa 2003

  • When their crier, a small wizen-faced man, began the Azan with a voice

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah 2003

  • Then a little wizen-faced, dried-up old man said he would put up $400.

    Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi George H. Devol

  • Paul, looking down at the speaker, saw a weak-looking, wizen-faced boy, with pale, thin cheeks, and one shoulder slightly higher than the other.

    The Hero of Garside School

  • He looked dazedly at wizen-faced lads who gathered round ice-cream stalls, and at hungry folks who ate stewed peas.

    The Workingman's Paradise An Australian Labour Novel John Maurice Miller

  • Now after a while Barnabas stepped into the gloomy hall and stood listening; the house was very silent, only upon the stillness he could hear the loud, deliberate tick of the wizen-faced clock upon the stairs, and, as he stood there, it seemed to him that to-night it was trying to tell him something.

    The Amateur Gentleman Jeffery Farnol 1915

  • Barnabas as though he lolled there dead, with the dagger smitten sideways through his throat, and in that moment Barnabas fancied he could hear the deliberate tick-tock of the wizen-faced clock upon the stairs.

    The Amateur Gentleman Jeffery Farnol 1915


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