A few verses from the Psalms, the shrunken remainder of a whole Psalm.
His figure was crooked, his limbs shrunken; his hair hung in dishevelled locks over his haggard countenance.
The expression has meanwhile changed: the face is pale or livid; there are dark rings under the eyes; the features are pinched and sharp, and the whole skin shrunken; the fingers are dead white, the nails blue.
In a few instances, such bodies, probably more than five thousand years old, have been found with skin and hair well preserved though dried and shrunken; usually everything but the bones has decayed.
Earlier, the processes of mummification produced a skeleton merely clothed in a dry and shrunken skin.