Still, it seems a sort of pity and a waste of your last years to rust out here in the solitude.'
His oft quoted maxim was, "It is better to wear out than to rust out."
They love the way and will not rust out with advancing years.
“It is better to wear out than rust out,” said Bishop Cumberland.
"Never mind, it is better to wear out than to rust out," I said to myself.
Of course Landy has earned a rest, but there's too many that rust out when they rest up.
Clement was too sensible of Michelangelo's merit to allow him to rust out his powers in petty tasks.
I guess I took three quarts of rust out of her ball-bearings.
Streaks of iron in the hardest granite will rust out and let the water in.
"Better to wear out than to rust out," said Wyndham meditatively.
"red oxide of iron," Old English rust "rust; moral canker," related to rudu "redness," from Proto-Germanic *rusta- (cf. Frisian rust, Old High German and German rost, Middle Dutch ro(e)st), from PIE *reudh-s-to- (cf. Lithuanian rustas "brownish," rudeti "to rust;" Latin robigo, Old Church Slavonic ruzda "rust"), from root *reudh- "red" (see red (adj.1)).
As a plant disease, attested from mid-14c. Rust Belt "decayed urban industrial areas of mid-central U.S." (1984) was popularized, if not coined, by Walter Mondale's presidential campaign.
early 13c., from rust (n.). Transitive sense "cause to rust" is from 1590s. Related: Rusted; rusting.
Any of a group of parasitic fungi of the order Uredinales that are plant pathogens, especially of cereal grains, and that can produce allergy in humans when inhaled in large numbers.
Verb To become corroded or oxidized.