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moldy fig

Someone who adopts the puristic stance that the only "true" jazz music occurred during an earlier period of the genre's history, especially before the implementation of sheet music. The term can either be derogatory or used as an identifying term by like-minded purists. Jazz is all about experimentation, evolution, and deviation, man—that's what makes it jazz! Moldy figs like you who think it shouldn't ever change are missing the point! I hope there will forever be a section of moldy figs out there who appreciate the traditional style of jazz that I perform with my bandmates.
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moldy fig

n. an old-fashioned person; a square. Don’t be a moldy fig! Lighten up!
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"They then sliced the cake up and we gave it to our guests in goody bags, then a couple of days later my partner's auntie called us to say it was mouldy.
Inspectors found out-of-date food, including a container of mouldy coleslaw, unlabelled salmon steaks which were liquefying and a bowl of dried up 'fresh' whipped cream.
But my mum says it's totally fine to eat stuff when it's a bit mouldy so she never buys anything new.
Out of the 75 complaints, the report said, almost one third of samples were deemed as unsuitable for consumption including yoghurts and mouldy pastries.
As I write, I have just thrown out a pack of strawberries bought only a day earlier, because they have gone mouldy.
Lieutenant Pigeon may have been a one-hit wonder in the 1970s with Mouldy Old Dough, but he's struck the target time after time this decade with his mouldy old poop.
Chris Frear, of restoration firm Precious Voices in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, said: "We used to get one or two cases a year, now 10 per cent of all the work sent to us is mouldy.
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, July 2006: Altar boys Davie and Geordie are well behaved only when adults are looking; their biggest problem is Mouldy, a threatening bully, or so they think.
As long as they are uncooked, vegetables aren't a food poisoning risk - but once they start going mouldy, throw them away.
The book's anti-hero, Gordon Comstock, is a failed poet with a rotten attitude toward bourgeois society, working as a clerk in a mouldy used bookshop and cranking out essays of socialist criticism for a Marxist rag called The Antichrist.
Some pieces read partly as underhanded comments on contemporary art, as in Untitled (Totem), a painting whose abstract imagery is accompanied by a helpful diagram indicating that the piece depicts a PRIMITIVE PERSON hurling SPECIAL GOOP with a GIANT SPOON at a MOULDY STUMP.
What is left is a mountain of mouldy and ragged sandbags, saturated with bacteria-filled sand and silt that can cause untold ecological damage to waterways, and can result in massive cleanup bills.