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fusty

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfustyfus‧ty /ˈfʌsti/ adjective  1 AIRif rooms, clothes, buildings etc are fusty, they have an unpleasant smell, because they have not been used for a long time syn musty2 informalOLD-FASHIONED ideas or people that are fusty are old-fashioned fusty old academicsfustiness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
fustyDry rot smells fusty and has white cobweb-pattern marks.A number of young economists, impatient with such fusty arguments, began searching for new models.Standing so close he smelt the fusty clothes and a sour whiff on the old man's breath.The overall effect was grandfatherly-a gentleman of the old school, fusty, faintly absentminded, and deeply courteous.The pages were stiffened with age and the tome smelt fusty, like a damp cloth left to dry on a radiator.So, the artists' shell remains intact, the fusty public image undisturbed.There was a cloying fusty smell rising from below, like drying clothes.All the old fusty stuff had to be blown away, of course, so we might be nearer to nature.
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