Definitions

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  • adv. In a musty manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. In a musty state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a musty manner; moldily; sourly.
  • . Dully; heavily.

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Examples

  • The dank smell of years underground came mustily to his senses.

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  • Such ancient babbling still passeth for “wisdom”; because it is old, however, and smelleth mustily, THEREFORE is it the more honoured.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • Could the small restlessness of his own eyes broadcast the fact that he was damp with the disgust that had bred mustily within him?

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  • And then there was a moment's pausing upon the threshold of a yawning black door beyond which things smelled mustily sweet, with dusty shadows that crept across the matting from a shielded lamp; and later a most delicious yielding of one's self to the cool envelope of soft white sheets, and a moment's wide-eyed staring at the ceiling; and then forgetfulness.

    Stubble

  • A country cousin would call upon the important Parisian relative, and be received, not in the little bedroom, but in state in the mustily magnificent salon of the hotel -- all gold mirrors and mouldiness -- which the poor country mouse vaguely accepted as part of the glories of

    The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes

  • He was either young or old; cheap lodging-houses had flavoured him mustily; razors and combs had passed him by; in him drink had been bottled and sealed in the devil's bond.

    The Voice of the City: Further Stories of the Four Million

  • Such ancient babbling still passeth for "wisdom"; because it is old, however, and smelleth mustily, therefore is it the more honoured.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

  • Such ancient babbling still passeth for "wisdom"; because it is old, however, and smelleth mustily, THEREFORE is it the more honoured.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra A book for all and none

  • In vain Sir Thomas pish'd, and tush'd, and bah'd; in vain he buried himself chin-deep amongst the century of ledgers that testified of gainful years gone by, and were now mustily rotting away in the stagnant air of St. Benet's Sherehog: interest had lost its interest for him, profits profited not, speculation's self had dull, lack-lustre eyes, and all the hard realities of utilitarian life were become weary, flat, and stale.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • These Cloaths smell mustily, do they not, Gallants?

    The False One

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