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It turns heavily on great creaking hinges stiff from long desuetude, and swings to after us as with an ominous sigh.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
Toasts have also fallen into "desuetude" at private dinners.
THE COMPLETE BACHELORWALTER GERMAIN
Having no means the Commission could do absolutely nothing, and hence may be said to be in a state of "innocuous desuetude."
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND NATIONAL CONSERVATION CONGRESSVARIOUS
James is strewn over about forty—part of which must go into desuetude, have perhaps done so already.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
After the day of Pope the epistle again fell into desuetude, or occasional use, in England.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
In active service, brass bands and "dress parades" fell largely into "innocuous desuetude."
UNDER THE STARS AND BARSWALTER A. CLARK
The history of the desuetude, which we behold and deplore, is simply this.
RITES AND RITUALPHILIP FREEMAN
The system of periodical redistribution had in the meantime fallen into desuetude.
JAPANVARIOUS
This is the mere revival of an old claim, too vast to be allowed to lapse from desuetude.
SYBILBENJAMIN DISRAELI
She had left them a Social Position—one, which even after twenty years of desuetude, was fit for use.
THE SHAPE OF FEARELIA W. PEATTIE

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