Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being rusty.
- n. The state of being rusty.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being rusty.
- n. the condition of being coated or clogged with rust
- n. ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice
“The audience took up the cry, the dogs barked more excitedly, and five minutes of hilarity delayed the turn which, when at last started, was marked by rustiness and erraticness on the part of the dogs and by great peevishness on the part of Wilton Davis.”
“A calf injury to Southampton's regular goalkeeper, Kelvin Davis, meant Bialkowski was making his first league start in two years and his rustiness was evident throughout, as he never looked secure.”
“That was a first public glimpse of Villas-Boas's Chelsea but, with rustiness in the ranks, it was possible to glean only the basics.”
“How the Ducks can win the series: By riding the momentum they've established and by capitalizing on whatever rustiness the Wings may experience due to their week off.”
“The coach was pretty cool about his side's performance against Italy last week, but, given he had only six days with his side after a full league programme, some first-half rustiness was understandable.”
“The rustiness of their batting can be excused, I think.”
“If the pass rush is there, the combination of Stafford's rustiness and the pressure will force him to throw the ball away.”
“There was a rustiness and uncertainty to the Brown and Smalling combination at times and, with jitters settling in, there was little opportunity for the "free" centre-half to venture into midfield to overload.”
“That year, Paolo Rossi, released early from a ban for a Serie A match-fixing scandal, surmounted rustiness in the first group phase to score six times subsequently, including a goal when West Germany were beaten in the final.”
“I kept her updated on the progressive rustiness of my French, then the growing rustiness of other languages I studied along the way; she let me know about her trips to Paris, her poodle and a conservation battle she fought in an ecologically sensitive part of Michigan.”
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