Usage examples for musty

  1. It was like a fine handkerchief shaken in a church in which a musty smell of incense remained. – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  2. Of course he knew almost nothing of women, buried in his musty old architectural lore, and giving most of his brain to the contemplation of ancient ruins and edifices. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  3. I don't mean with your musty science." – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  4. One day in reading about how some musty old professors are digging out all sorts of weighty treasures belonging to bygone days over in. – At Whispering Pine Lodge by Lawrence J. Leslie
  5. " And the learned scholars, too," said another, " they ought to stick to their musty parchments and books, and not amuse themselves with such idle games as these." – The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick
  6. They are no quarrellers about words, and seldom lose sight of certain musty maxims, which they pretend come from a volume that I fear you and I do not study too intently. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  7. One roll had a slightly musty smell, and Gibson said to me, " This roll's rotten; shall I chuck it away?" – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  8. There was nothing, however, to indicate that the musty hay had recently been disturbed and when a few minutes had elapsed Fred was convinced that nothing had been concealed in the loft. – The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island by Ross Kay
  9. He went to the window and raised it to let whatever wind was abroad enter the musty warmth of the room. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  10. It had proved to be not much of a book after all, and even while standing with him in the library, while he turned the musty leaves for her and pointed out the funny old illustrations he had been telling her of, Althea had felt that the book was only a pretext for getting her away to himself. – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  11. It was musty, like something sweet which had begun to mold; not unpleasant, but very difficult to describe; and in vain I strove to realize the importance of this faint essence- taking the place of sound, of language, of color, of motion, of form. – Edge of the Jungle by William Beebe
  12. Dust on the walls is what causes the unpleasant, musty smell of many hotel rooms. – Guide to Hotel Housekeeping by Mary E. Palmer
  13. And for the remainder of a long drive through the noisy streets the three men sat upright in the dim and musty cab in silence. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. But Miller will be able to tell you all about my condition, both mental and physical, so I will waste no more words on that to me decidedly musty subject. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  15. The cabin's dark overhead beams were musty from the heat and its air still dense with smoke from the cannon. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  16. It gave beneath his pressure, and he glided within the dark hallway, musty and dusty in its odor, forbidding, evil and dark. – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  17. The Lord shows he's down on this savin' and hoardin' up of things, for he makes 'em get musty right away; and if anything spiles on my hands I'm mad enough to bite myself in two. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  18. The low room was dark and chill and musty, but its details started forth from the obscurity as he turned up the lights. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  19. Nothing but one old musty place in ruins, so far! – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  20. Then the blackness of a dank and musty cabin enveloped him; and he was dropped with jarring force. – Isle of the Undead by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach