musty

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must +‎ -y.

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musty (comparative mustier, superlative mustiest)

  1. Having a stale odor.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 12, in 'Mr. Pratt's Patients':
      So, after a spell, he decided to make the best of it and shoved us into the front parlor. [] It looked like a tomb and smelt pretty nigh as musty and dead-and-gone.
    • 2019 November 13, “Reize – Showdown Character Highlight”, in yachtclubgames.com[1], Yacht Club Games, archived from the original on November 27, 2020, Flip Jump:
      Reize already has a strong and spirited jump, bounding higher than most every other fighter. That’s what happens when you’re not weighed down with all that musty, old armor!

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