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 Rusty.Ruyde’ra. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rusty-Fusty.
 
That odour and filth which accumulates on things and in places not used.   1
       
“Then from the butchers we bought lamb and sheepe.
Beer from the alehouse, and a broome to sweepe
Our cottage, that for want of use was musty,
And most extremely rusty-fusty dusty.”
       
Taylor: Workes, ii. 24.
 


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