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; 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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