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rotten

1. affected with rot; decomposing, decaying, or putrid
2. (of rocks, soils, etc.) soft and crumbling, esp as a result of weathering
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Their parents stuffed the empty sack with three rotten vegetable marrows, an old blacking-brush and two decayed turnips.
One of the rotten marrows came flying through the kitchen window, and hit the youngest Flopsy Bunny.
Cadwallader, "half the rotten eggs would mean hatred of your committee-man.
Not so rotten as I should have expected," said Philip.
Tom flung off his jacket and trousers, turned a suspender into a belt, raked away some brush behind the rotten log, dis- closing a rude bow and arrow, a lath sword and a tin trumpet, and in a moment had seized these things and bounded away, barelegged, with fluttering shirt.
But, as a matter of fact, the rather rotten time which she was having was not such a very rotten one.
On either side were rude gods, some grotesquely carved, others no more than shapeless logs swathed in rotten and indescribably filthy matting.
You won't go back to your ships and sea; therefore, you'll hang around these pest-holes of cities until your bones are rotten, and then you'll die.
There they sat winking, while the summer-house was cleared of the rank growth that had choked it up, while the rotten wood-work was renewed, while all the murky place was purified with air and light.
Women and little children would fall to cursing about it; it was rotten, rotten as hell--everything was rotten.
He's gone through every penny he ever had, publishing rotten verses in fancy bindings.
Summary: New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Movie rating website Rotten Tomatoes mistakenly declared veteran film director John Carpenter dead in a since-deleted tweet on Tuesday and just like his quirky nature, Carpenter replied to their tweet with his natural sense of humour.