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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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After the assault on the Bishop of Coventry, Gaveston wrestled a smiling Edward to the ground and knelt over him: a lovers' rough-and-tumble dotingly endorsed Gaveston's violence.
I can smell a combustible cutie from miles away and this firecracker is especially pungent, so beware, Dotingly Dumbfounded, because Alice is gonna blow
Now, considering how dotingly Fox News has looked after the Bush administration over the past five years, we have to assume this reporter had Dr.
At first glance, the house--set just off the main road through town-is modest, though dotingly landscaped.
The bull in Boucher's preliminary grisaille sketch is more pleasing as he turns his trim head to gaze dotingly at Europa (Amiens Musee de Picardie, 1733).
At one point, for instance, she says nastily that the woman "is behaving as if she is a pleasant woman," and the next moment she says dotingly, "I think she is so beautiful" (134).
99IT'S a classic - that picture of Princess Di in an amazing Eighties green spotted smock affair, looking dotingly at baby William, while Prince Charles looks on with a kind of ``so what's that you're holding'' expression on his face.