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  • It's been perhaps a little too dry, and so the beds were well watered and then mulched with a thin but complete layer of leafmold, which is last fall's shredded and half-rotted leaves.

    Groundwork: Chicory that's rad

  • An old woman sat in a rusted-out lawn chair by the curb, holding a basket of half-rotted vegetables, hoping to make a sale in the sweltering sun.

    Risk No Secrets

  • Richard lived in a rambling house with a half-rotted porch jutting off its front wall and a decaying couch beside the front door.

    Fly Away Home

  • Went back out , fed the cat who was determined to trip me until I did, then dug through the other stuff Someone Other Than Me put on top of the cutoff--old roof shingles, now half-rotted--and got the lid off the cutoff, stuck my arm down in there it's been cold, surely nothing will run up my hand and sting me and tried to turn the valve.

    From Twitter 01-07-2010

  • One little hint that the leaders had been evacuated from the city, and the press was on the story like hyenas on a half-rotted carcass.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • The stench of the chickens is strong: their old droppings and stale water mix with the decay of half-rotted grain.

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

  • I quickly shut the refrigerator door and grabbed a basket and a knife and went back out to the field where Michael had finished raking rocks and was now busy mulching the rows of tomatoes with bales of half-rotted straw.

    The Dirty Life

  • There were large sections where the plaster had fallen out of the walls, exposing the half-rotted wooden beams beneath.

    DBTL 22: Meet the Vontzim

  • That was a partially visible body protruding from a half-rotted box shoved into the back corner of the master bedroom closet.

    Fat Chance

  • Situation: A half-rotted zombie staggers out of the woods and drags itself toward them, moaning and waving its arms.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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