For a contemporary manifestation of this moth-eaten brand of tyranny, look no further than Hamas-ruled Gaza.
The moon glimmering in pale white rays of splendor through the moth-eaten holes upon the finger and the white tomb-stone!
Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten.
I saw something like them in Hampton Court, but there they were worn and frayed and moth-eaten.
It was generally supposed that she was, in the slang of the day, either "moth-eaten," or "cracked."
There was the cosy corner with the rag-bag, and the moth-eaten fur coat—but the cosy corner was empty.
Many were moth-eaten and past redemption; those went to the ragman.
Somebody bought the antiquated harness and moth-eaten trappings.
If there has been one it must have got moth-eaten, like many of the other birds there, and been destroyed.
It is often weak and reluctant, riddled with timidities, or moth-eaten with worldly ease.
Worn out by long or rough usage or by neglect: moth-eaten school (1550+)