Sunday, April 17, 2016

wedge & wizened


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.

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