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If they mildewed they would be a dead loss to the merchants handling them.

Many of the pictures in the gallery were warped and cracked, and mildewed by neglect and damp.

And all you've got is that mildewed chaperon, snoring there.

I took these out, and discovered a little dress, musty and mildewed.

"My conscience is mildewed and my temper is blue molded," declared Grace.

Be careful to see that it is not mildewed or affected by the damp.

Since our departure from Candy on the 9th, our only food had consisted of raw rice, which latterly had become musty and mildewed.

There was mildewed and rotten bread that no one could touch.

In spite of the darkness, he could not refrain from unrolling the mildewed cover.

Something about it bent the young wheat to the ground where it mildewed and rotted.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., mildeu "honeydew, nectar," from Old English meledeaw "honeydew" (sticky stuff exuded by aphids), from Proto-Germanic compound of *melith "honey" (see Melissa) + *dawwaz "dew" (see dew). Cf. Old Saxon milidou, Dutch meeldauw, German Meltau "mildew."

First element in many cases assimilated to forms of meal (n.2) "ground grain." As a kind of fungus it is first recorded mid-14c., so called from its being sticky and originally growing in plants. As a verb from 1550s. Related: Mildewed.

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