The West and the East were met in conflict,—the old and the new, the stale and the fresh.
He's too honest entirely to stale the value of a pin, let alone a carpetbag.
But now came a tide of other news, and almost all of it was stale stuff to him.
Then, mix with it three stale rusks or small sponge-cakes, grated also.
But the mixture was undoubtedly flat, stale and unprofitable.