Rustier
Rusty Rust"y, a. [AS. rustig.] [Compar. {Rustier}; superl. {Rustiest.}] 1. Covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword; rusty wheat. [1913 Webster]

2. Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect. [1913 Webster]

[Hector,] in this dull and long-continued truce, Is rusty grown. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. Surly; morose; crusty; sullen. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] ``Rusty words.'' --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

5. Rust-colored; dark. ``Rusty blood.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

6. Discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy. [1913 Webster]

The rusty little schooners that bring firewood from the British provinces. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

7. (Bot.) Resembling, or covered with a substance resembling, rust; affected with rust; rubiginous. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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