mouldy

[mohl-dee]
noun, plural mouldies. British Military Slang.
a torpedo.

Origin:
1915–20; probably identical with Scottish and north dial. moudie a mole

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mouldy or moldy (ˈməʊldɪ)
 
adj , (US) mouldier, mouldiest, moldier, moldiest
1.  covered with mould
2.  stale or musty, esp from age or lack of use
3.  slang boring; dull
 
moldy or moldy
 
adj
 
'mouldiness or moldy
 
n
 
'moldiness or moldy
 
n

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mouldy
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Mouldy definition


Of the Gibeonites it is said that "all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy" (Josh. 9:5, 12). The Hebrew word here rendered "mouldy" (nikuddim) is rendered "cracknels" in 1 Kings 14:3, and denotes a kind of crisp cake. The meaning is that the bread of the Gibeonites had become dry and hard, hard as biscuits, and thus was an evidence of the length of the journey they had travelled.

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Example sentences
The spread of big supermarkets, which offer better produce than the mouldy stuff at the corner shop, may improve diets.
Here in a dank and mouldy pile the wheel of life is turning.
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