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seedy

Descriptive of a paint finish that is not smooth owing to undispersed pigment particles or insoluble gel particles in the paint.
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The same afternoon brought a grey-headed, seedy visitor, looking like a Jew pedlar, who appeared to me to be much excited, and who was closely followed by a slip-shod elderly woman.
He was dressed in the seedy frockcoat of the book merchant, but the rest of that individual lay in a pile of white hair and old books upon the table.
He had thrown off the seedy frockcoat, and now he was the Holmes of old in the mouse-coloured dressing-gown which he took from his effigy.
I put the shoes first advisedly, for they made an even deeper impression upon me than a seedy black coat, a pair of threadbare trousers, a flabby cravat, or a crumpled shirt collar.
"For the sake of that seedy old gentleman who came to fetch her?" demanded Valentin, stopping short.
They received me in a great court, paved with marble slabs; around it were broad galleries, one above another, carpeted with seedy matting, railed with unpainted balustrades, and furnished with huge rickety chairs, cushioned with rusty old mattresses, indented with impressions left by the forms of nine successive generations of men who had reposed upon them.
"They will think that I'm still ill," continued Rogojin to the prince, "but I sloped off quietly, seedy as I was, took the train and came away.
Martin had heard Herbert Spencer quoted several times in the park, but one afternoon a disciple of Spencer's appeared, a seedy tramp with a dirty coat buttoned tightly at the throat to conceal the absence of a shirt.
"Got your money all right?" inquired his seedy acquaintance suddenly.
Unfortunately he suffered from seedy toe and had to return home to me as his foot deteriorated and our local blacksmith had to cut almost half the foot off.
A THAI massage parlour that could soon open above cheese shop in the heart of Didsbury will not be 'seedy', the man in charge of the planning application for the business has said.
World football governing body Fifa has slapped former Gambian Football Federation President Seedy Kinteh with a four-year ban for corruption.