from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To decay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The shaft of a column, or trunk of a pilaster.
  • n. A strong, musty smell; mustiness.
  • intransitive v. To become moldy; to smell ill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To be fusty; become moldy; smell ill.
  • n. In architecture, the shaft of a column, or the trunk of a pilaster.
  • n. A strong musty smell.
  • n. Same as foist.


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  • My name is Primus -- dat mean, in Latin, fust -- so

    The Lost Hunter A Tale of Early Times

  • She was at me this mornin 'fust thing 'fore I was out o' bed, cryin 'and goin' on, and castin 'on it up at me the men she might 'a hed if she had n't' a 'hed me, and the things they' d 'a' done for her, jest as if 't was my fault.

    Oldtown Folks

  • The latter term is generally translated "town of leathern tents;" but in Arabic "fustát" is an abode of Sha'ar = hair, such as horse-hair, in fact any hair but "Wabar" = soft hair, as the camel's.

    Arabian nights. English

  • But now I can talk their lingo fust-rate; but pa, he can't talk to 'em nohow; he hain't learned the fust word; 'n' he's ben here goin 'on two years longer'n we have. "


  • Say, that young chap that was here when I called the fust time -- studyin 'to be a lawyer, is he? "

    Cap'n Warren's Wards

  • Some is good, an 'some is bad, an' if all the Blueskins are like their Boolooroo, they can't be called fust-class. "

    Sky Island: being the further exciting adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill after their visit to the sea fairies

  • "It was 'is fust time, but' e come back wi 'two poun' ten in 'is pockit, an' 'e was only gone a month."


  • They got their answer when the fust two whirlwinds to enter the canyon paused in their advance and turned toward the mound of boulders.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • "I may be a Bantu, but fust of all, I is an American, an I's real proud to be your friend."

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • "They's a train leavin 'fo' Boston fust thing, an '-"



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