rusty

Part of speech: noun

Rustiness.

Part of speech: adjective

Covered or affected with rust; resembling rust; impaired by inaction.

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Usage examples "rusty":

  1. Do you remember old Colonel Markham's nephew from out West- the one who wore the short pants and the rusty crape on his hat when he visited his uncle, in Chicopee, some years ago? - "Ethelyn's Mistake", Mary Jane Holmes.
  2. And how did she crown you for your fall, Rusty Knight?" - "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard", Eleanor Farjeon.
  3. He held out the rusty buckle to his father, but Israel Haydon sat stiffly upright, and hardly gave a glance at the useless object. - "The Life of Nancy", Sarah Orne Jewett.