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 for rusty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rusty \Rust"y\, a. [AS. rustig.] [Compar. Rustier; superl.
     Rustiest.]
     1. Covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword;
        rusty wheat.
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     2. Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect.
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              [Hector,] in this dull and long-continued truce,
              Is rusty grown.                       --Shak.
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     3. Discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon.
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     4. Surly; morose; crusty; sullen. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] "Rusty
        words." --Piers Plowman.
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     5. Rust-colored; dark. "Rusty blood." --Spenser.
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     6. Discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy.
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              The rusty little schooners that bring firewood from
              the British provinces.                --Hawthorne.
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     7. (Bot.) Resembling, or covered with a substance resembling,
        rust; affected with rust; rubiginous.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rusty
      adj 1: covered with or consisting of rust; "a rusty machine";
             "rusty deposits"
      2: of the brown color of rust [syn: rust, rusty, rust-
         brown]
      3: impaired in skill by neglect [syn: out of practice(p),
         rusty]
      4: ancient; "hoary jokes" [syn: hoary, rusty]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  182 Moby Thesaurus words for "rusty":
     Titian, Titian-red, a stranger to, adust, anile, auburn, bay,
     bay-colored, bayard, brazen, bricky, bronze, bronze-colored,
     bronzed, brownish-red, cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian,
     castaneous, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, chestnut,
     chestnut-brown, copper, copper-colored, coppery, corroded, crabbed,
     crimson, crumbling, cupreous, damask, debilitated, decrepit,
     dilapidated, disaccustomed, doddered, doddering, doddery, dry,
     dusty, dyspeptic, eaten, eroded, feeble, ferruginous, fiery,
     fire-red, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, fossilized, foxy,
     fusty, gerontal, gerontic, glowing, gone to seed, grating, gules,
     henna, hoarse, hot, hot-tempered, ignorant, ill-humored,
     ill-natured, incarmined, inexperienced, infirm, inflamed, infrared,
     iron-red, jarring, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, liver-brown,
     liver-colored, livid-brown, lobster-red, lurid, mahogany, maroon,
     mildewed, moldering, moldy, moss-grown, mossbacked, moth-eaten,
     mummylike, musty, new to, on the downgrade, out of condition,
     out of shape, out of training, palsied, papery-skinned, port-wine,
     puce, rasping, raucous, ravaged with age, red, red-dyed,
     red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown,
     rickety, roan, rough, rubicund, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose,
     ruby, ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous,
     rugged, ruined, ruinous, run to seed, russet, russety, rust,
     rust-cankered, rust-colored, rust-eaten, rust-red, rust-worn,
     scarlet, senile, shaky, shriveled, slipping, soft, stale, stammel,
     stiff, stricken in years, strident, sunburned, terra-cotta,
     tile-red, time-scarred, timeworn, tottering, tottery, unaccustomed,
     unacquainted with, unconversant with, unfamiliar with,
     unhabituated, unhardened, uninured, unpracticed, unseasoned,
     untrained, unused, unused to, unwonted, vermilion, vinaceous, warm,
     weak, weaned, wine, wine-colored, wine-red, withered, wizened,
     worn
  
  

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