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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FUSTY

As I love the facts of life more, I care less for fusty commentators.

It seems so funny not to go to it, instead of moping in these fusty lodgings.

Fusty, earlier foisty, is no longer used in its proper sense.

You would have us go and live in that damp, musty, fusty place?

The cab is fusty, the driver is sulky, the morning is foggy.

In the damp climate of western Carolina such an interior is fusty, or even wet.

You're not selfish and you're not fusty; but you remind me of him when you make remarks like your first.

But the devil's a great deal too good for 'em—fusty villains.Ch.

A fusty, musty smell was in the room, in the air of the staircase, everywhere.

The vessel was laden with rice, and the fusty heat which came up from below was something awful.

WORD ORIGIN

"stale-smelling," late 14c., from Old French fusté "fusty, tasting of the cask," from Old French fuist "wine cask," originally "stick, stave," from Latin fustis "staff, stick of wood." Related: Fustiness.

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