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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FROWSTY

He went up to the frowsty study-bedroom, and sat down at his table.

She opened the back door, and he followed her into the frowsty passage.

Our goods must never get into a "frowsty," shop-damaged state.

For there are frowsty children, just as there are frowsty adults, who dont want freedom.

"Really, my frowsty old Camembert, don't ask us to believe that they had all overlooked it," expostulated Frederick.

"I can't understand what consolation you expect to find by shutting yourself up with a lot of frowsty monks," said Guy, fretfully.

"I can't understand what consolation you expect to find by shutting yourself up with a lot of frowsty monks," said Guy fretfully.

WORD ORIGIN

"having an unpleasant smell," 1865, of unknown origin; perhaps related to Old French frouste "ruinous, decayed," or to Old English þroh "rancid;" both of which also are of uncertain origin.

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