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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep flying insects away from stored clothing v. - Put into long-term storage.

Usage examples (39)
  • Adjective : a mothball fleet
  • "The so-called mothball option is not leadership - I think it kicks the can down the road," he said.
  • St Germans 'mothball' fears over dwindling followers
  • Anger at plan to 'mothball' Cumbria university campus for more
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