Rusty

Rust"y

(?), a. [AS. rustig.] [Compar. Rustier (); superl. Rustiest.] 1. Covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword; rusty wheat.
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2. Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect.
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[Hector,] in this dull and long-continued truce,
Is rusty grown.
Shak.
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3. Discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon.
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4. Surly; morose; crusty; sullen. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] "Rusty words." Piers Plowman.
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5. Rust-colored; dark. "Rusty blood." Spenser.
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6. Discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy.
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The rusty little schooners that bring firewood from the British provinces.
Hawthorne.
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7. (Bot.) Resembling, or covered with a substance resembling, rust; affected with rust; rubiginous.
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