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  • n. metallic rust, particularly of brass or copper


From Latin aerūgō, from aes ("copper, bronze, brass"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Seems bilby likes some Gallic spice
    To make a plate of rhyme taste nice.
    When you mix your sugo
    Include Victor Hugo
    To pay his rare approval's price.

    February 10, 2015

  • Alack, I was hoping for a rhyme with Victor Hugo.

    February 10, 2015

  • You'll tarnish no matter where you go
    Like brass exposed to air, you know.
    Since age we all must
    Your shine will soon rust
    To interesting colors of aerugo.

    February 8, 2015

  • The rust of any metal, especially of brass or copper; verdigris

    March 8, 2007