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Maggoty   Listen
adjective
Maggoty  adj.  
1.
Infested with maggots.
2.
Full of whims; capricious.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Maggoty" Quotes from Famous Books



... ethical maxim that a man ought never to let himself become a burden upon anyone. Well, I am a burden upon no one. It is my own crust of bread that I eat; and though that crust is but a poor one, and sometimes actually a maggoty one, it has at least been EARNED, and therefore, is being put to a right and lawful use. What therefore, ought I to do? I know that I can earn but little by my labours as a copyist; yet even of that little I am proud, for it has entailed WORK, and ...
— Poor Folk • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

... through these dreadful evenings with the air thick to choking. Indeed, he used to wonder what had saved him from death at any stage of the game. Storch had permitted him the use of a maggoty couch, had shared scraps of indifferent food at irregular intervals, and set a cracked pitcher of water within reach. But beyond that, he had been ignored. The nightly assembly did not even cast ...
— Broken to the Plow • Charles Caldwell Dobie



Words linked to "Maggoty" :   maggot, flyblown, stale



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