from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Chiefly British Variant of molder.
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- v. To decay or rot.
- n. A person who moulds dough into loaves.
- n. Anyone who moulds or shapes things.
- n. A machine used for moulding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. break down
Continue to cultivate the mind, to sharpen by exercise the genius, to attempt to delight or to instruct your race; and even supposing you fall short of every model you set before you -- supposing your name moulder with your dust, still you will have passed life more nobly than the unlaborious herd.
Continue to cultivate the mind, to sharpen by exercise the genius, to attempt to delight or to instruct your race; and even supposing you fall short of every model you set before you -- supposing your name moulder with your dust, still yon will have passed life more nobly than the unlaborious herd.
Her husband -- ten years deceased -- had been a 'moulder'; he earned on an average between three and four pounds a week, and was so prudently disposed that, for the last decade of his life, he made it a rule never to spend a farthing of his wages.
"one of those muddle-headed, stupid yokels with little or no mind," who, according to the townsman, "moulder" in country villages "till they become demented."
"They are now beautifully lit, with wine wonderfully displayed and not left to moulder."
I was surprised when I started reading A Dash of Style, because often – too often – I buy books that sound good, then leave them to moulder on my shelf when I realize the content is beyond boring.
The point of the poem is that death awaits all, regardless of station: "And the young and the old, and the low and the high / Shall moulder to dust, and together shall lie."
He will now probably moulder away a few remaining wretched years in prison.
Flickr user Sweet Juniper has a heartbreaking, gorgeous and horrifying set of photos of a rotting Detroit school book depository, where mountains of yellowing, damp, torn schoolbooks moulder, right in the middle of town:
The house had been untenanted for some years and was threat - ening to moulder into a picturesque decay when the Douglases took possession of it.