moth

Part of speech: noun

A nocturnal insect resembling a butterfiy.

Part of speech: noun

An insect or larva that destroys woolen fabrics or furs.

Part of speech: adjective

Moth eaten.

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Usage examples "moth":

  1. She kept that in a box covered over with paper so that no damp should get to it, and she was always folding it and seeing that the moth did not touch it, and she was talking of it when I came in at the door. - "The Untilled Field", George Moore.
  2. He looked at me curiously, got up from his seat, opened a box under it, and twitched out a big cape, moth- eaten, and well- worn otherwise; but oh, girls, I never loved anything so much in all my life as that horrible old article, for it saved my life. - "Five Little Peppers at School", Margaret Sidney.
  3. This play was praised by some critics, but, in all probability, owed its success almost entirely to her impersonation of the heroine, " which drew the public as the light draws the moth." - "Queens of the French Stage", H. Noel Williams.