from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Antiquated; old-fashioned; very conservative.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The pace was set by Germany's capital, the mossbacked Rhineland town of Bonn.
The United States of America -- that motley, multilingual, mongrel, mossbacked republic that had somehow, kingless and causeless, arisen by accident between the Crown Lands and New England.
The young, of course, rebellious as always against the hide-bound, mossbacked, and reactionary older generation, joined the subterranean New Deal in droves.
"not exactly of the gospel as it was understood by mossbacked theologians, of 'a creed outworn, '" but rather the "gospel of the new dispensation, of the new brotherhood -- the gospel of liberty, equality, fraternity."