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faulty

1. mod. fake. Faulty leather on this chair. Gimme the real stuff.
2. mod. wrong. No. You are just faulty about the number.
References in classic literature ?
It is more needful that I should have a fibre of sympathy connecting me with that vulgar citizen who weighs out my sugar in a vilely assorted cravat and waistcoat, than with the handsomest rascal in red scarf and green feathers--more needful that my heart should swell with loving admiration at some trait of gentle goodness in the faulty people who sit at the same hearth with me, or in the clergyman of my own parish, who is perhaps rather too corpulent and in other respects is not an Oberlin or a Tillotson, than at the deeds of heroes whom I shall never know except by hearsay, or at the sublimest abstract of all clerical graces that was ever conceived by an able novelist.
HE, so refined, so intellectual, so fastidious, with so exquisite a perception of the faulty, and so keen an appreciation of the beautiful
Critical citizens objected to it for various reasons, but its real fault was that its symbolism was faulty.
After all, his strange instinct might be more dependable than my faulty human judgment.
Its panels were delightfully irregular, its angles faultlessly faulty, its one modern defilement a strong lock to the lid.
This is the meaning of their hanging- gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks and preserves, to back their faulty personality with these strong accessories.
Your hiding-place, my dear Watson, was very faulty.
White and grey and purple figures were scattered on the green, round wicker tables, in the middle the flame of the tea-urn made the air waver like a faulty sheet of glass, a massive green tree stood over them as if it were a moving force held at rest.
Generally: but then, I did not spoil you; and you were not perfect angels after all: Mary had a fund of quiet obstinacy, and you were somewhat faulty in regard to temper; but you were very good children on the whole.
So warped by faulty reasoning was the criminal mind of Rokoff's lieutenant that he could not grasp the real truth of that which lay between himself and the ape-man and see that always the fault had been, not with the English lord, but with himself and his confederate.
If there be inconsistencies and errors, let the blame fall not upon John Carter, but rather upon my faulty memory, where it belongs.
Borckman was on his way for another nip, after having thickly threatened to knock seven bells and the ten commandments out of the black at the wheel for faulty steering, when Jerry appeared before him and blocked the way to his desire.
Very rough and faulty, but so funny, that it was evident Polly's sense of humor was strong.
A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are,
In all his poetry there is probably not a single faulty line.