dry-rot


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Verb1.dry-rot - affect or be affected with dry rot
mildew, mold - become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house"
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Sparrows were there, cats were there, dry-rot and wet-rot were there, but it was not otherwise a suggestive spot.
She had dwelt too much alone,--too long in the Pyncheon House, --until her very brain was impregnated with the dry-rot of its timbers.
They are, for the most part, low-roofed, mouldy rooms, where innumerable rolls of parchment, which have been perspiring in secret for the last century, send forth an agreeable odour, which is mingled by day with the scent of the dry-rot, and by night with the various exhalations which arise from damp cloaks, festering umbrellas, and the coarsest tallow candles.