- And a strange little elf she looked, being very wizen and small, with one shoulder higher than the other, and a face full of pain. - "A Set of Rogues", Frank Barrett.
- Whenever she moved she crackled, and one went in constant dread of seeing a wizen- looking limb break off short like the branch of some dead tree. - "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab", Fergus Hume.
- Scarcely had I settled myself in the saddle, and got firm hold of my reins again, proceeded Huldbrand, when an extraordinary little man sprang up beside me, wizen and hideous beyond measure; he was of a yellow- brown hue, and his nose almost as big as the whole of his body. - "Famous Stories Every Child Should Know", Various.