Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
MOTH, adj. Also mothy. Close and damp, misty and oppressive (Lth. 1808 Jam.). Most freq. in deriv. mothie, -y (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Bwk. 1963); unaired, fusty. Hence mothiness.
Rs. 1714 W. MacGill Old Ross (1911) 91:
Considering that the toune's Charter Chist doe ly . . . in a Dunk motlie [sic] roume. Bnff. 1717 W. Cramond Grange (1895) 14:
The session books were getting destroyed owing to the “mothiness” of his room.
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