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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Musty: having a stale smell.
ETYMOLOGY:Of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of frowzy (stuffy). Earliest documented use: 1865.
USAGE:"The big doors close behind us and we're underground, enveloped in cool, moist air. The smell is overwhelming: heady, frowsty, and thick."
Johanna Hegerty; Quality in Every Whiff; The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Nov 13, 2008.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration. -William Hazlitt, essayist (1778-1830)