Of the color of rust; SYN. rusty.
(1968-) German aviator who, in May 1987, piloted a light plane from Finland to Moscow, landing in Red Square. Found guilty of “malicious hooliganism”, he was imprisoned until 1988.
His exploit, carefully timed to take place on the USSR’s “national border-guards’ day”, highlighted serious deficiencies in the Soviet air-defense system and led to the dismissal of the defense minister.
Rust, despite pleading that his actions had been designed to promote world peace, was sentenced to four years' imprisonment by the Soviet authorities. After serving 14 months in a KGB prison in Lefortovo, he was released and sent home as a humanitarian gesture by the Gorbachev administration. In April 1991, he was sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment for attempted manslaughter in 1989, when he stabbed a student nurse who spurned his advances.
1. Corrosive or injurious influence or effect
2. A strong reddish brown
Sinonimi: rust fungus
ETYM as. rust; akin to Dutch roest, German and Swed. rost, Icel. ryth; -- named from its color, and akin to Eng. red. Related to Red.
The formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water; SYN. rusting.
Reddish brown oxide of iron formed by the action of moisture and oxygen on the metal. It consists mainly of hydrated iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3.H2O and iron(III) hydroxide (Fe(OH)3).
Paints that penetrate beneath any moisture, and plastic compounds that combine with existing rust to form a protective coating, are used to avoid rusting.
A red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture.
1. In botany, common name for the minute parasitic fungi of the order Uredinales, which appear on the leaves of their hosts as orange-red spots, later becoming darker. The commonest is the wheat rust Puccinia graminis.
2. A reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems caused by a rust fungus.
3. Any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants; SYN. rust fungus.
1. To cause to contract rust; to corrode with rust; to affect with rust of any kind.
2. (Figurative) To impair by time and inactivity.