moth-eaten


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moth-eaten

adjective A descriptive term referring to sharply delineated irregular patches of one lesion, mass, colour, radiologic density, colour or light microscopic pattern adjacent to another.
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In Moscow (Janot and Stepan) (1994), we interrupt two teenagers canoodling on a moth-eaten sofa.
Winger Aaron Lennon was looking even more vacant than usual, with his funny little moth-eaten eyebrows.
Especially as old Sammy, who is a Fir Park fanatic, can dig in to his moth-eaten wallet and lay in to it EVERY time it runs
The Bureau of Indications can confirm that a moth-eaten sweater smelling of male underarm has shown an inverse correlation with female attraction to the wearer.
Museums have six or seven long-held specimens, but they're what might otherwise be called moth-eaten.
Finley's act had the moth-eaten aspect of cultural senility.
The windows, recessed and fitted with shutters, were enormously tall and hung with sedate and slightly moth-eaten green plush curtains.
The jury's still out on Brazil's new leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, but if he holds to the moth-eaten socialist nostrums that built his cult of personality, Brazilians can look forward to the kind of financial security not seen since Pele signed up with the New York Cosmo's.
Your daughter, Eileen Keating of Saugus, said you could still fit into your moth-eaten police uniform, and you proved it a couple of years ago, when you showed up when her son-in-law, Robert Greenbaum, graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy.
In a dingy Shanghai apartment, an 83-year-old man in "a moth-eaten sweater and worn slippers" greets the first Westerner he has met in many years.
But tapestries, moth-eaten in museums, may bring color
A kerosene lamp, an old army footlocker and two camp bunks with moth-eaten blankets complete the fixings.