mouldiness


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Translations
عَفَن، عُفونَه
plesnivost
muggenhed
penészesség
mygla
plesnivosť
küflenmeküflülük

mouldiness

moldiness (US) [ˈməʊldɪnɪs] Nmoho m, lo mohoso

mouldiness

, (US) moldiness
nSchimmel m (→ of auf +dat), → Schimmligkeit f

mould1

(American) mold1 (mould) noun
1. (soil which is full of) rotted leaves etc.
2. a growth on stale food etc. This bread is covered with mould.
ˈmouldy adjective
(of food etc) covered with mould. mouldy cheese; The bread has gone mouldy.
ˈmouldiness noun
References in classic literature ?
But if he spoke of the delights of the atmosphere of Mr Brass's office in a literal sense, he had certainly a peculiar taste, as it was of a close and earthy kind, and, besides being frequently impregnated with strong whiffs of the second-hand wearing apparel exposed for sale in Duke's Place and Houndsditch, had a decided flavour of rats and mice, and a taint of mouldiness. Perhaps some doubts of its pure delight presented themselves to Mr Swiveller, as he gave vent to one or two short abrupt sniffs, and looked incredulously at the grinning dwarf.
The arbour had fallen into great decay, and was in the last stage of mouldiness. My grandfather had had it made, and, like other buildings, it enjoyed a period of prosperity before being left to the ravages of slugs and children, when he came down every afternoon in summer and drank his coffee there and read his Kreuzzeitung and dozed, while the rest of us went about on tiptoe, and only the birds dared sing.
'Not that at any time,' she proceeded, 'its worst enemy could have said it was a cheerful house for that it was never made to be but always highly impressive, fond memory recalls an occasion in youth ere yet the judgment was mature when Arthur--confirmed habit--Mr Clennam--took me down into an unused kitchen eminent for mouldiness and proposed to secrete me there for life and feed me on what he could hide from his meals when he was not at home for the holidays and on dry bread in disgrace which at that halcyon period too frequently occurred, would it be inconvenient or asking too much to beg to be permitted to revive those scenes and walk through the house?'