Presidential power, like a muscle, can strengthen if exercised effectively—or shrivel.
For some time, those contractors have faced the reality of a GOP increasingly willing to shrivel defense budgets.
However, if asked to bet whether right-wing apoplexy will grow or shrivel, the smart money obviously has to say the former.
When their fears are realized and the island looks likely to “shrivel and die” the seamen are driven to drastic measures.
Let the oysters simmer over the fire, but do not allow them to come to a boil, as that will shrivel them.
Sparrows and Mice grow dry and shrivel, unused, upon the gallows.
The berries do not shrivel, but the rotted surface becomes dotted with pustules in which the spores are borne.
From thence they began to shrivel away with a terrifying rapidity.
But one time the crops failed—grew smaller and smaller—and began to shrivel up and die.
When set up and dried they shrivel, and are seldom modelled nicely.