Moldered
Molder Mold"er, Moulder Mould"er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Moldered}or {Mouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moldering} or {Mouldering}.] [From {Mold} fine soft earth: cf. Prov. G. multern.] To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay; to lose form, or waste away, by a gradual separation of the component particles, without the presence of water; to crumble away. [1913 Webster]

The moldering of earth in frosts and sun. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

When statues molder, and when arches fall. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

If he had sat still, the enemy's army would have moldered to nothing. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]


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  • moldered — məʊldÉ™(r) n. one who shapes, one who molds, something which gives form (also moulder) v. decay, fall apart with age, crumble; cause to molder (also moulder) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Molder — Mold er, Moulder Mould er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Moldered}or {Mouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moldering} or {Mouldering}.] [From {Mold} fine soft earth: cf. Prov. G. multern.] To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay; to lose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moldering — Molder Mold er, Moulder Mould er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Moldered}or {Mouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moldering} or {Mouldering}.] [From {Mold} fine soft earth: cf. Prov. G. multern.] To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moulder — Molder Mold er, Moulder Mould er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Moldered}or {Mouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moldering} or {Mouldering}.] [From {Mold} fine soft earth: cf. Prov. G. multern.] To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mouldered — Molder Mold er, Moulder Mould er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Moldered}or {Mouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moldering} or {Mouldering}.] [From {Mold} fine soft earth: cf. Prov. G. multern.] To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mouldering — Molder Mold er, Moulder Mould er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Moldered}or {Mouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moldering} or {Mouldering}.] [From {Mold} fine soft earth: cf. Prov. G. multern.] To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Molder — Mold er, Moulder Mould er, v. t. To turn to dust; to cause to crumble; to cause to waste away. [1913 Webster] [Time s] gradual touch Has moldered into beauty many a tower. Mason. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moulder — Molder Mold er, Moulder Mould er, v. t. To turn to dust; to cause to crumble; to cause to waste away. [1913 Webster] [Time s] gradual touch Has moldered into beauty many a tower. Mason. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • molder — intransitive verb (moldered; moldering) Etymology: frequentative of 5mold Date: 1531 to crumble into particles ; disintegrate, decay …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ranka (legend) — Ranka or Lankeshan ji , or Rotten Battle Axe in English, is a Chinese legend similar to that of Rip Van Winkle, although it predates it by at least a 1000 years. The exact date of origin of the legend is unknown. Its earliest known literary… …   Wikipedia

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