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What are these bits of stone, and of wood, and rusted nails, which are set out in front of him?

The rusted tools were found which the men had thrown down so long ago.

There were the four blackened walls, and a rusted iron ring in one of them.

He misses his, now that it's rusted so fast that it won't go.

Why should the very pin that held it to the page be rusted as if it had been there for years?

The very pin that held it to the paper was rusted half through.

They were rusted by the weather but otherwise in good condition.

The jeeps and tractors and bulldozers were scored and rusted.

It had not been opened for months, and was now rusted tight.

It is the common talk that your catenæ are rusted for want of use.

WORD ORIGIN

"red oxide of iron," Old English rust "rust; moral canker," related to rudu "redness," from Proto-Germanic *rusta- (cf. Frisian rust, Old High German and German rost, Middle Dutch ro(e)st), from PIE *reudh-s-to- (cf. Lithuanian rustas "brownish," rudeti "to rust;" Latin robigo, Old Church Slavonic ruzda "rust"), from root *reudh- "red" (see red (adj.1)).

As a plant disease, attested from mid-14c. Rust Belt "decayed urban industrial areas of mid-central U.S." (1984) was popularized, if not coined, by Walter Mondale's presidential campaign.

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