moth-eat

Moth-eat

Moth"-eat`\, v. t. To eat or prey upon, as a moth eats a garment. [Rarely used except in the form moth-eaten, p. p. or a.]

Ruin and neglect have so moth-eaten her. --Sir T. Herbert.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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