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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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* 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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