rust

Part of speech: noun

Rustiness.

Part of speech: verb

To affect, or become affected with rust.

Part of speech: verb

To impair by inaction.

Part of speech: noun

A reddish coating, as that caused on iron by oxidation.

Part of speech: noun

Any of the destructive fungi that grow on wheat, oats, barley, etc., or the diseased condition so caused.

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Usage examples "rust":

  1. What business had he to seek affection, to require the faithfulness of a rust- colored mongrel? - "A Top-Floor Idyl", George van Schaick.
  2. Raw eggs, rest, and rust. - "Calvary Alley", Alice Hegan Rice.
  3. Her hair had the rust of gold and the dust of sun, and radiated light and glints of love. - "H. R.", Edwin Lefevre.