fusty :

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  • s  stale and unclean smelling
  • s  old-fashioned and out of date

  • Shanghai's budding stock market and burgeoning financial community were supposed to be the future; Hong Kong, the fusty remnant of a colonial past.
  • Big chains put new zip into a fusty trade Once upon a time book retailing was about as exciting as watching haircuts.
  • To baby boomers the Masons are a fusty memory.

  • Jane Campion in Hampstead and Highgate Express
    Speaking at Cannes last week, Campion told reporters: "We did look at Keats House but museums have a way of being a little bit fusty and not retaining their atmosphere because they keep them up so well," she explained ahead of the world premiere...
  • Johns Hopkins in Globe and Mail
    We have to dust off the fusty image of good manners,says PM Forni of Johns Hopkins University, author of The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude. "The best technique now is to present civility as an invaluable tool for the...
  • Benjamin Franklin in guardian.co.uk
    The RI was a charming but fusty old institution and it needed to change and that meant taking big decisions about the way it works and its finances. We hope it will become the premier London venue for scientists, people who want to learn about... Susan Greenfield http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Greenfield&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFhLQ7uLv6Do7pkee0YvbRbz-1F0Q Times Online http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article3689785.ece&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHi03O5EfSP_X4SjafmD60tSUKZlw Apr 5, 2008 40669 52176 futilely I was futilely raging in my own inimitable, sarcastic way, of the filth I am perpetually served up by my pitiful sporting representatives," explains Matthew Franklin about his earlier rant.

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