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Wil't

or Welk, to wither. This is the Dutch and German welken (to fade). Spenser says, “When ruddy Phoebus 'gains to welk in west”—i.e. fade in the west.

“A wilted debauchee is not a fruit of the tree of life.” — J. Cook: The Orient, p. 149.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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