rusty memory

rusty memory

(storage, humour)
Mass-storage that uses iron-oxide-based magnetic media (especially magnetic tape and the pre-Winchester removable disk packs used in washing machines).

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Rusty memory and high blood pressure notwithstanding, Fely handles her class' writing, reading and 'rithmetic challenges with aplomb-and soldiers on in feistily geriatric fashion!
Despite the rusty memory, there a few occasions on which I remember witnessing Gary in a blue shirt.