What does the word moth mean?

Usage examples for moth

  1. 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 by Margaret Sidney
  2. 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 by H. Noel Williams