- The choking dust and general mustiness of the long- closed apartment drove Val to investigate the window fastenings and throw them open to the morning air. - "Ralestone Luck", Andre Norton.
- Then Jenny would sit in the hot room, where the slab glowed quietly into the mustiness, and idly turn the damp- stained pages of year- old periodicals, of mildewed calendars, even of hymn- books. - "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.
- A smell of mustiness- for smells go through what nothing else can- was the first thing to perceive, and then, having moved the disk of gold, I found a piece of vellum. - "Erema My Father's Sin", R. D. Blackmore.