mouldering


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mouldering

moldering (US) [ˈməʊldərɪŋ] ADJ [house] → que se está desmoronando; [leaves] → podrido
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Dwarf pines were numerous upon the hills, and partly fringed the outer verge of the intermediate hollow, within which there was nothing but the brown grass of October, and here and there a tree trunk that had fallen long ago, and lay mouldering with no green successsor from its roots.
When the plough passes over the soil, it turns up here and there a mouldering bone.
It had once been hung with a showy and expensive paper, which now hung mouldering, torn and discolored, from the damp walls.
A great many times have we poor creatures been nearly perishing with hunger, when food in abundance lay mouldering in the safe and smoke-house, and our pious mistress was aware of the fact; and yet that mistress and her husband would kneel every morn- ing, and pray that God would bless them in basket and store!
The fort was strewed with the mouldering bodies of the slain; while vultures soared aloft, or sat brooding on the trees around; and Indian dogs howled about the place, as if bewailing the death of their masters.
Another place offered a still more revolting spectacle--half-devoured corpses; skeletons mouldering to dust; human limbs scattered here and there, and left to feed the jackals and hyenas.