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He silenced her with a gesture, and, leaving a piece of toast half-eaten on his plate, he got up and went into his study.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
He ate as many as he wanted and then, as he always felt sleepy after he had eaten, he thought he would lie down and have a nap.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
They were eaten too quickly, in long gulps of four-and-twenty hours at a time.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
Here Mr. Samuel Weller, who had silently eaten his oysters with tranquil smiles, cried “Hear!”
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Clarence's papa said the candy had better be eaten by monkeys than by boys; but I doubt whether Clarence was of that opinion.
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
It is said that food passes through its body as fast as it is eaten, so it is not nourished, and soon dies for this reason.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
The Rev. Timothy soon let his pipe go out, and succumbed as his wife had done, for he had worked hard and eaten well.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
On my drawing nearer, they uncovered the poor creature, and I perceived that all her breast was eaten up by cancer.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The (p. 325) moth, whose egg produces these larv, is a large white miller of unusual size and prolificness.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
In those days they shall say no more: The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the teeth of the children are set on edge.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MOTH-EATEN

  • airless
  • ancient
  • antediluvian
  • antique
  • crumbling
  • dank
  • decayed
  • decrepit
  • dirty
  • dried-out
  • dry
  • fetid
  • filthy
  • frowzy
  • malodorous
  • mildewed
  • mildewy
  • moldy
  • moth-eaten
  • noisome
  • old
  • putrid
  • rotten
  • smelly
  • spoiled
  • squalid
  • stale
  • stuffy
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