Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Chiefly British Variant of moldy.

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  • adj. Covered with mould.
  • adj. Neglected.

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  • adj. covered with or smelling of mold

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Examples

  • After you read a few of these books, you quickly get the impression that these guys live in mouldy basements with the same curling Star Wars posters on the wall, and tatty underwear in their drawers, and underused toothbrushes drying out by their sinks.

    Does Science Fiction, in Fact, Suck?

  • Not being so well baked as our biscuits, it becomes hard and mouldy from the moisture left in the dough.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The purchaser of cotton-seed cake should be certain that it is not old and mouldy, which is frequently the case.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual the chemistry of food in relation to the breeding and feeding of live stock

  • It certainly is something that hasn't been love at first taste for me, but with time I've grown to appreciate it's "mouldy" old nose.

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  • Sources of the toxin are spoiled foodstuffs and fodder such as mouldy silage and spoiled hay and grain, especially when they contain dead mice or other dead animal matter.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Hebrew word here rendered "mouldy" (nikuddim) is rendered "cracknels" in 1

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • I myself don't believe Eunice wus "mouldy;" but that is Dorlesky's way of talkin ', -- very flowery.

    Sweet Cicely — or Josiah Allen as a Politician

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service employees on behalf of Lockhart River residents - accuses the community store of stocking "mouldy" bread, "rotten" fruit, frozen vegetables which have been defrosted and refrozen and meat that tastes like "cardboard" when cooked.

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  • Shabbily forlorn were that man's habiliments -- turned and re-turned, patched, darned, weather - stained, grease-stained -- but still retaining that kind of mouldy, grandiose, bastard gentility, which implies that the wearer has known better days; and, in the downward progress of fortunes when they once fall, may probably know still worse.

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 10

  • Shabbily forlorn were that man's habiliments -- turned and re-turned, patched, darned, weather-stained, grease-stained -- but still retaining that kind of mouldy, grandiose, bastard gentility, which implies that the wearer has known better days; and, in the downward progress of fortunes when they once fall, may probably know still worse.

    What Will He Do with It? — Complete

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