mossbacked


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moss·back

 (môs′băk′, mŏs′-)
n.
1. Informal An extremely conservative or old-fashioned person.
2.
a. An old sluggish fish.
b. An old turtle with a growth of algae on its back.

moss′backed′ adj.
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mossbacked

adjective
Vehemently, often fanatically opposing progress or reform:
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