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Will the world ever be so decayed that spring may not renew its greenness?

I—some of our healers can dissuade the conviction of decayed teeth.

Meantime the body had decayed and had sunk down into a handful of dust.

The images of the gods in the temple were all decayed, so that one could not distinguish one from the other.

His stomach would turn and his decayed teeth refuse to touch it.

It is found on stumps or decayed logs during September and October.

They grow on the ground, especially where wood has decayed and become a part of the ground.

It is found on decayed logs in damp places from August to October.

Found on decayed stumps and logs, you will meet it frequently.

They grow in dense clusters where old stumps have been or where wood has decayed.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "deterioration, decline in value," from decay (v.). Meaning "gradual decrease in radioactivity" is from 1897.

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