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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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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?
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.
Set in pre-war Berlin, with Nazi popularity and tensions on the rise, the seedy nightlife of the Kit Kat Klub is the last refuge of non-conformist types.
Local Simon Church, 38, said: "It's all seedy, with people having orgies and being kept in sex dungeons.
The action is in–depth and involves a procession of seedy characters, including corrupt cops, shady vice den owners and the inhabitants of a seedy flophouse.
My first glimpse into the seedy underworld of drugs and prostitution led to a lifelong fascination with all things dark and taboo.
Top cop Reid and his men, below, try to untangle the trail of evidence and uncover all manner of seedy dealings.
And if it's simply that he looks seedy and pathetic with his clothes off, he shouldn't worry.