We rented the house, put our belongings in mothballs, and left on February 20.
The house was over-warm, and there was a musty smell of over-aged furniture, old leather, and the pungence of mothballs.
No more, no more will robins nest within their lilac shade, for they are folded now and pressed, and with the mothballs laid.
He smelled faintly of mothballs and looked very respectable.
To take something out of active use and preserve it for the future, as clothing is stored with mothballs: ''It's really sad to see Buran on the ground.'' It was used in 1988 and then mothballed (1949+)