Definition of 'musty'
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The old musty books are my favourite. The Sun (2014)You know that damp chill and musty blanket smell you normally experience on entering a holiday let? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Warning signs include musty smells and damp walls. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The leaves all stick together and smell musty. Daniel Deronda (1876)That yellow jumper must be smelling pretty musty by now. The Sun (2011)Either the cooking meat or the giant himself had a rank and musty smell. A Plague of Angels (1993)It also has a musty smell. Times, Sunday Times (2009)With wet rot, the wood will feel wet and soft and smell musty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is no perfume residue, so a musty smell can soon set in. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There's a musty smell and dusty relics from the past. Christianity Today (2000)They rented a tiny flat with a musty odour, where they slept on a bed with no sheets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lots of people get turned off by the thought of having to wade through rails of musty old clothes '. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Their musty old home had been transformed into a cauldron of competing energies, which then spilled over into their lives. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The captain was always at him to read musty old improving books, and talking about the position he would occupy. The Daisy Chain (1837)There are no secondhand PE kits or musty old jumpers on sale though. The Sun (2007)Q How do you get the musty smell out of old books? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The musty odour of Corsican charcuterie fills the shop, making you either ravenous or nauseous. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sort of musty old room without which no gentleman's country residence was complete 100 years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Wine room No longer just a musty old cellar, now you need a bespoke room to show off your precious collection. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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