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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v molder break down "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Molder One who, or that which, molds or forms into shape; specifically Founding, one skilled in the art of making molds for castings.
    • v. i Molder To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay; to lose form, or waste away, by a gradual separation of the component particles, without the presence of water; to crumble away. "The moldering of earth in frosts and sun.""When statues molder, and when arches fall.""If he had sat still, the enemy's army would have moldered to nothing."
    • v. t Molder To turn to dust; to cause to crumble; to cause to waste away. "Time's] gradual touch
      Has moldered into beauty many a tower."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • molder To turn to mold or dust by natural decay; waste away by a gradual separation of the component particles, especially without the presence of water; crumble.
    • molder To be diminished; waste away gradually.
    • molder To turn to dust; crumble; waste.
    • n molder Mold; clay.
    • n molder One who molds or forms into shape; specifically, one who is employed in making castings in a foundry.
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  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    “That man's the true Conservative who lops the moldered branch away.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Mold fine soft earth: cf. Prov. G. multern,


In literature:

Leisler's soul, like that of John Brown, marched on while his body was moldering in the grave.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
Forlorn and abandoned, the Skinner shanty lay moldering under the weeping willows.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Beneath the moldering leaves of the leaning oaks a tender yet tenacious shoot was springing from the soil.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
In the first tier, the coffins were quite decayed, and the wrappings had moldered away.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
He got a job in the iron-mill and learned to smelt iron, and he became a pretty good molder, too.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The mourning did not move him; the physical concept of "grave" and its fill of moldering organic substances was nothing.
"Instinct" by George Oliver Smith
It mustn't molder on yesterday.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
The journalist is both a news gatherer and a molder of thought.
"The Price of a Soul" by William Jennings Bryan
They had built a small cabin, and for nearly thirty years it had stood moldering and forgotten.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
During that time they must be turned once or twice every day, lest they should putrefy or molder.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
The inciters usually work in the rear, as noncombatants or molders of public opinion.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
Oh, you will have plenty to do to keep you from moldering away alive, if you look after your estate as father does after his.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
She walked lightly and well, and sat with a graceful sweep on a fallen, moldering beam.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
They are great educators, great molders of the minds of the rank and file.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
Their clothes, ruined by the humid filth of their dungeons, moldered to decay.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
He kept running, his footfalls muffled by the mushy layers of moldering refuse that paved the streets.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
There may be seen also, on moldering tree-trunks, countless, small white growths with little black tops, as if they had been burnt.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
For within this moldering and once magnificent tavern history was made.
"The Personality of American Cities" by Edward Hungerford
These great "molders of public opinion," reveal every characteristic of the vulgar mob orator.
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin
Procure about fifty pounds of molders' sand from a stove foundry.
"Picture-Work" by Walter L. (Walter Lowrie) Hervey

In poetry:

"I was a giver,
I was a molder,
I was a builder
With a strong shoulder."
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Men may die, and molder in the dust--
Men may die, and arise again from dust,
Shoulder to shoulder, in the ranks of the Just,
When Heaven is marching on.
"Words For 'Hallelujah Chorus'" by Henry Howard Brownell
Dead? or is it a dream--
Only the voice of a dream?
Dead in the prime of his years,
And laid in the lap of the dust;
Only a handful of ashes
Moldering down into dust.
"Lines" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Old John Brown lies a-moldering in the grave,
Old John Brown lies slumbering in his grave--
But John Brown's soul is marching with the brave,
His soul is marching on.
"Words For 'Hallelujah Chorus'" by Henry Howard Brownell
Neglected now is the old guitar
And moldering into decay;
Fretted with many a rift and scar
That the dull dust hides away,
While the spider spins a silver star
In its silent lips to-day.
"The Old Guitar" by James Whitcomb Riley
"O, where are you going?" said Milder to Molder,
"O, we may not tell you," said Festel to Fose,
"We're off to the woods," said John the Red Nose,
"We're off to the woods," said John the Red Nose.
"The Cutty Wren" by Anonymous British

In news:

New Website for Contract Metalformer/ Insert Molder .
Molder of Modern Media.
Usually, our sister magazine Plastics Technology covers injection molders .
Injection mold simulation has become a standard tool for molders and mold designers.
Given the substantial investment involved, and the great potential value of simulation to a molder 's bottom line, it is not a choice to be taken lightly.
We want to do things other molders won't try.
Mexico's President Vicente Fox visited the facilities of plastic injection molder and contract manufacturer Moll Mexico (Dallas, Texas, U.S.) on November 15.
Rotary blow molder uses single- parison technology.
Mooney predicts growth for rotational molders.
The Moldering Contents of Chelsea Storage Units.
Chelsea Manhattan Mini-Storage clears and junks moldering units left by Sandy.
And why do molders seem to have such a difficult time embracing its concepts.
Huntington Foam, located at 1323 Moore Street, is a custom foam shape molder for applications, plumbing, furniture, electronics and automotive industries.
Orbital wrapper contains costs for EPS molder.
Points, Scott Stallings, Harrison Frazar and Bryce Molder, all 2011 PGA Tour winners, will join defending champion John Mallinger beginning Thursday in the 40th edition of the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational.