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  • adv. In a rusty manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a rusty state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a rusty state; in such a manner as to suggest rustiness.


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  • It no doubt helped that my name was rustily familiar.

    Kalooki Nights

  • It showed rustily through the creeping vines which overran it.

    Page 3

  • England's batters, with the exception Alastair Cook , have performed rustily in their two warm-up games, against a Pakistan Cricket Board XI and a team made up of players from ICC associate and affiliate nations, but then that's why they have warm-up games.

    Pakistan Transformed for Test vs. England

  • Like when you trip over an old plough left in a spinney between fields, and when you've finished having a good swear you discover the maker's name embossed on a crossbar shouting back at you, albeit somewhat rustily.

    Back to Nature

  • "Wait, Ryan couldn't have seen -", his wheels were turning rustily.

    simonebailey Diary Entry

  • Lowten, holding the door half open, was in conversation with a rustily – clad, miserable – looking man, in boots without toes and gloves without fingers.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Some of the windows had been walled up; of those that remained, all the lower were rustily barred.

    Great Expectations

  • Flintwinch screwed this out of himself, unwillingly and rustily.

    Little Dorrit

  • If he be seeking his own star as he methodically turns and turns upon the leads, it should be but a pale one to be so rustily represented below.

    Bleak House

  • They squeaked rustily as she opened them wide enough to squeeze through, and for a moment she froze, eyes pinned on the silent house.

    Sonnet of the Sphinx


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