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01. I had someone check the house before we bought it, and the guy found some [rot] in the walls of the basement.
02. If we don't pick the plums off the tree, they will just fall to the ground, and [rot].
03. The young girl forgot an apple in her knapsack for a week, and it went [rotten].
04. I know I'm a [rotten] tennis player, but I enjoy the game anyway.
05. The stink of [rotting] fish on the beach made me feel sick.
06. The wooden floor of the old boat is [rotting], and it wouldn't be safe to go out on the water in it.
07. My brother thinks my idea is [rotten], but I think it may work.
08. My boss is certainly a nice guy, but he is a [rotten] administrator.
09. William Shakespeare wrote "And so, from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, and then from hour to hour we [rot] and [rot], and thereby hangs a tale."
10. The fruit is [rotting] on the ground because there are not enough people to pick it.
11. There is a French proverb which holds that what you keep [rots]; what you give flourishes.
12. There is a Japanese proverb which observes that when ten thousand soldiers lie [rotting], the general's reputation is enhanced.
13. An African proverb tells us that a woman is like a banana; one alone can turn the whole bunch [rotten].
14. There is an Italian proverb which remarks that a [rotting] fish begins to stink at the head.
15. Joseph Roux once said that there is a slowness in affairs which ripens them, and a slowness which [rots] them.
16. The Greenheart trees of Guyana are especially valuable because the wood doesn't [rot] in sea water, and can be used to build docks and wharves.
17. In March of 1987, a boat carrying a 3,100-ton pile of [rotting] garbage left New York to look for a landfill willing to take its contents. No one would accept it.

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