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A form of decay in which wood becomes soft and weak and has a dull lifeless appearance.
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Why don't you just doze off in the slips like all the other captains?
I doze off in the dark compartment, head a few inches from my son's--mine tilted back in the front seat, his resting forward in the back.
THE Pogues: Hollywood heartthrob Colin Farrell has found that crooning helps his son Henry doze off to sleep in the evening.
Don't doze off like I did one year - waking up just in time to remove a bunch of burned fruitcakes from the oven
Lying with one's head immobilized under a brain scanner and an intravenous tube in one's arm is not a pleasant way to doze off, but seven men did just that in the name of science.
Raymond Betson's lawyers told the appeal court they are trying to trace two witnesses who allegedly saw Judge Michael Coombe doze off.
3 -- color -- ran in AV edition only) No need to follow the Yellow Brick Road or doze off on the way to the Emerald City, golden poppies are easily visible among the yellow goldfields and red stem filaree in a Lancaster field off 120th Street.