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Wraxen

Overstretched, strained, rank. They go to school all the week, and get wraxen. The weeds are quite wraxen. The child fell and wraxed his ankle. (Anglo-Saxon, wræc, miserable, wretched.)

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