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[ˌwel'wɔːn] брит. / амер.


    1. поношенный, потёртый

    2. банальный, истасканный, избитый (о шутке, фразе и т. п.)

  1. носимый заслуженно или с достоинством

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As he strode about, flourishing a stick he carried, he kept on striking the well-worn chair-seats of horsehair which sounded hard and dead as stone.
Мимоходом он слегка колотил кончиком трости по оборванным волосяным сиденьям. Они издавали резкий звук, точно каменные.
Zola, Emile / Abbe Mouret's TransgressionЗоля, Эмиль / Проступок аббата Муре
Проступок аббата Муре
Золя, Эмиль
Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Zola, Emile
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ˌwel'wɔːnAdjectiveпоношенный; потёртыйExamples

well-worn jacket — потёртый пиджак

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well-worn story
анекдот с бородой