Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Musty; moldy.

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Usage examples "fusty":

  1. A fusty uncleanly scent of bats and squirrels offended him; and the rough wooden cot with its coarse black blankets was uninviting even to a weary man who longed for repose. - "The Outcaste", F. E. Penny.
  2. Wherefore I sez: why not 'ave this 'ere musty- fusty place, a reg'ler breedin' 'ole for hinsects, wopses, 'ornits, snails an' green caterpillars- ah! - "God's Good Man", Marie Corelli.
  3. Scarcely pleasanter are the sensations of the Minister or the M. P. who goes from a breakfast- party, full of buttered muffins and broiled salmon, to the sedentary desk- work of his office or the fusty wrangles of a Grand Committee. - "Collections and Recollections", George William Erskine Russell.