Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
For comfort they retreated to their cabins, where with tightly wedged feet they let the ship bounce and tumble.
Rachel had just enough consciousness to suppose herself a donkey on the summit of a moor in a hail-storm, with its coat blown into furrows; then she became a wizened tree, perpetually driven back by the salt Atlantic gale.
1. to put or squeeze sth tightly into a narrow space, so that it cannot move easily;
looking smaller and having many folds and lines in the skin, because of being old.