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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In doing so, it has vetoed the only viable option - forget a dance centre, there's no cash, just fantasy - thus ensuring that the building continues to rot away possibly for years, and probably to the point where demolition will be the only realistic option.
Chopwell Wood ranger Leanne Shipley said: "Youngsters really loved the hands so it's been sad watching them rot away but it's brilliant that Dave has used his talents to fashion a new pair.
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.
When yours does a muck and it's then flung in someone's back garden in a plastic bag, it will not rot away.
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.
Harriers manager Jan Molby sees no reason to make changes tonight to the side that stopped the rot away from home with a creditable 1-1 draw at Hartlepool United last Saturday.
But as a society we also can't let people who are trying to make positive contributions - or youngsters born into a benefits-taking culture - to rot away with a possible regional benefits system based on regional pay.
Q My garden gate started to rot away around the hinges and I have had to replace it.
But Albion defender Whing said: "It's great to get a draw and keep a clean sheet as it stops the rot away from home.
It really is time that someone sorted out this mess once and for all or I predict a future where the sick and elderly are simply left to rot away.
They rot away in two months in earthworm composters, but so far most families have found them impractical.