rot away


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rot away

to decompose; to decompose and fall away. The fallen trees rotted away and surrendered their nutrients to the soil. As the wood rotted away, it became rich humus.
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If untreated, decaying teeth will eventually rot away or fall out.
The other is to rot away and thereby give birth to new worms.
The mud walls of those buildings tended to melt and rot away without the waterproofing layer of clapboard.
The SMI Biobag is made from unbleached cotton, manufactured in a dedicated production facility and, when eventually disposed of, will rot away harmlessly.
I'm beginning to wonder if Erik will ever see his homeland, or is he going to rot away in Pakistan?
Older suburbs across the country are reinventing themselves as full-fledged cities and showing that they don't just rot away as new communities spring up," said Samuel Staley, project director of the study.
Solihull's rivers and streams are at risk from serious contamination as dozens of oil storage tanks rot away.
Others help dead things rot away and enrich the soil.
Llanbleddian Gardens could be pretty If people had respect for their adopted city And put rubbish out on collection day So I wouldn't have to see it rot away.
As the tree grows, they will expand and eventually rot away, rather than a rubber or metal belt, which will cut into the bark.
The situation is so dire farmers now say they are going to be forced to sit and watch their crops rot away.
And the wool - that always seems to be the last stuff to rot away, and it's what we would call a good clue as to the nature of the deceased.
Most end up in landfill where they can take hundreds of years to rot away.
THOMAS BUFFEL fears he will rot away in the Rangers reserves for the rest of the season.
Q My garden gate started to rot away around the hinges and I have had to replace it.