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Musty Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    musty adj
  1. covered with or smelling of mold; "moldy bread"; "a moldy (or musty) odor" [syn: moldy, mouldy]
  2. stale and unclean smelling [syn: fusty, frowsty] [also: mustiest, mustier]
Musty Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Musty \Mus"ty\, a. [Compar. Mustier; superl. Mustiest.] [From L. mustum must; or perh. fr. E. moist. Cf. Must, n., Moist.]
  1. Having the rank, pungent, offencive odor and taste which substances of organic origin acquire during warm, moist weather; foul or sour and fetid; moldy; as, musty corn; musty books. --Harvey.
  2. Spoiled by age; rank; stale. The proverb is somewhat musty. --Shak.
  3. Dull; heavy; spiritless. ``That he may not grow musty and unfit for conversation.'' --Addison.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Musty'

  • Musty Musketeers: Musty Musketeers is the 154th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges . The trio made a total of 190 ...
  • Musty Rusty: Musty Rusty is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Cadet label in 1965 and performed by Donaldson with Bill ...

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* The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased. - Alexander Hamilton

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Musty Sample Sentences in News

  • Musty’ water invades Sedalia
    “Not really sure what all you Sedalians are complaining about with all this tap water stuff,” Caleb Sell said. “Of course, 98 percent of my fluid intake while within city limits involves alcohol, but that is beside the point.” Read more on this news related to 'Musty'
  • BDACT’s next act
    The narrow halls and musty classrooms in the former St. Patrick School in downtown Beaver Dam will open up with the sounds of dance and music thanks to Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre recent… Read more on this news related to 'Musty'
  • Handyman: Bleach may solve smelly disposal problem
    Q: I have a disposal that is 6 years old. There has been a musty smell coming from it near the sink drain. I have used baking soda and white vinegar, ice cubes, hot and soapy water, Drano and other products. I also cleaned the black rubber flaps near the opening. It is fine for a few days and then the smell comes back. Any suggestions? Read more on this news related to 'Musty'

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