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King James Dictionary
1. An animal of the genus Phalaena, which breeds in yard and garments, and often does injury by eating the substance and destroying the texture. Matthew 6
The name is also applied to the whole genus.
2. Figuratively, that which gradually and silently eats, consumes or wastes any thing. Idle persons are a moth to the community.
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Entry for 'Moth'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/m/moth.html.