- afflicted with wryneck.
Origin of wry-necked
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Among your wry-necked people I pass for one of the handsomest.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
“You reminded me just now, my pal, of Wry-necked Charley the boshomengro” (fiddler).The Gypsy's Parson
This, as the wry-necked man had said, admitted of a possible resurrection.The Chief Legatee
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Three or four couple was dancin', but none o' them was wry-necked enough to get the proper pose.Gullible's Travels, Etc.
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