rust away

rust away

to dissolve away into rust. In a few years, this car will rust away if you don't take care of it. The bridge is rusting away, little by little.
See also: away, rust
References in classic literature ?
It seems to me that the objection that nothing wholesome or good has ever had its growth in such unnatural solitude, and that even a dog or any of the more intelligent among beasts, would pine, and mope, and rust away, beneath its influence, would be in itself a sufficient argument against this system.
The damplings know the sea as their home and Logan illustrates this cultural shift beautifully when Callanish asks her mother: "What would happen if the chains were to rust away, if the countries were to bump and jostle one another.
Having had a three-week break I had to come back just to walk, get the rust away for next week.
I'd go for a lacquered or coated metal to keep the rust away.
Nathan Cleverly "I need to stay active and keep the rust away and try to unify the light-heavyweight division.
Iqbal said rust is a major enemy of garage doors and regular maintenance to keep rust away is advisable.
With BT disposing of original Red Phone Boxes across the whole of the UK, Uniquely British have stepped in to ensure they do not rust away forever forgotten.
It seems to be coming down to the two usual propositions of scrapping it for a couple of million quid, which would probably not even pay the taxi bill of the MoD, or mooring it up somewhere to rust away as a tourist attraction, probably abroad.
When a big yellow tractor comes to the farm to replace Otis, he begins to rust away until his calf friend needs help only Otis can provide.
Whether that enthusiasm transfers itself into tactical cohesion and technical fluidity is doubtful and so Ruddock knows his team's penultimate Pool Three fixture is as much about spring cleaning the cobwebs and rust away as amassing a points total near three score and ten.
A bevy of American steel-using companies are hoping the commission will let the duties rust away.
An aluminium can, thrown into a hedgerow, will probably never disintegrate, a tin can will eventually rust away.
I mention this because I have just purchased a gas barbecue to replace the one left out over the winter to quietly rust away.
It's also a good idea to check that the clips in your greenhouse are all present and correct, sometimes they spring out as the structure flexes in the wind, sometimes they just rust away and drop out.
Stallybrass plays with the ambiguity of portraying King Hamlet's ghost wearing armor which at once suggests that the status and power of the father continued even after death--his armor literally representing the continuity of family status, duty, and tradition, but that same armor suggested that patriarchy and genealogy were not eternal--as it could be transferred from body to body and would ultimately rust away.