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Word: musty

Definition: stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist


Sentences Containing 'musty'

During my researches in the Leviathanic histories, I stumbled upon an ancient Dutch volume, which, by the musty whaling smell of it, I knew must be about whalers.
How long shall we sit in our porticoes practising idle and musty virtues, which any work would make impertinent?
It being now pretty late, we took our candles and went upstairs, where we parted with friendly heartiness at his door, and where I found my new room a great improvement on my old one, it not being at all musty, and having an immense four-post bedstead in it, which was quite a little landed estate.
We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.
Your bank notes had a musty odour, as if they were fast decomposing into rags again.

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