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Definition of Fousty
1. mouldy [adj FOUSTIER, FOUSTIEST] - See also: mouldy
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Literary usage of Fousty
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1. A Provincial Glossary: With a Collection of Local Proverbs, and Popular by Francis Grose (1811)
"Postal, a way leading from the highway to a great house. Norf. Foust, dirt; fousty, dirty. Exm. In Gloucestershire fousty or fusty is used for thirsty. ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"fousty. adj. Fusty, musty. [V. of Glos.] [Hund. of Berk.] [F. ofD.j FRACKING. adj. Fussing about. [WC in Gloucester Journal, June 19 and July 17, ..."
3. A Warwickshire Word-book: Comprising Obsolescent and Dialect Words by G. F. Northall (1896)
"Four-o'-clock, sb. The afternoon meal of working-men. N'hamp., Shrop., Up.-on-Sev. Hal. Diet. fousty, adj. Var. pron. of ' fusty ; ' ill-smelling, unclean. ..."