Fortunately, rustys prophecy proved false and there were plenty of vacancies.
Id say that rustys trouble was an over-developed sense of humor.
His eyes swept the grinning or amused faces of rustys companions.
There were the usual scenes, so like rustys travesty that Dick had to smile.
rustys innocent, uncomprehending expression remained and Dick began to think his suspicions wrong.
Old English rustig; see rust (n.) + -y (2). Cognate with Frisian roastich, Middle Dutch roestich, Dutch roestig, Old High German rostag, German rostig. "In the 16th and 17th centuries frequently used as a term of general disparagement" [OED]. Of bodily skills, "impaired by neglect," from c.1500; of mental qualities, accomplishments, etc., first attested 1796.