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Synonyms for dust

grime

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particles

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remove dust from

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bite the dust

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to scatter or release in drops or small particles

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fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air

the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

free microscopic particles of solid material

remove the dust from

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rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape

cover with a light dusting of a substance

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At this stage of the affair the poor girl respectfully intimated that she was secretly engaged to that popular character whom the novelists and versifiers call Another, and that such a marriage would make Dust of her heart and Dust of her life--in short, would set her up, on a very extensive scale, in her father's business.
I hesitated, and then, as I looked round me, I saw that the dust was less abundant and its surface less even.
And so, in that derelict museum, upon the thick soft carpeting of dust, to Weena's huge delight, I solemnly performed a kind of composite dance, whistling THE LAND OF THE LEAL as cheerfully as I could.
The dust grew thicker and thicker, and the throats and eyes and noses of the invaders were filled with it.
You say right," replied Robin; "but my fame has been tumbling sadly about in the dust to-day.
A great bank of dust, white and luminous in the blaze of the sun, made everything within twenty feet of the ground grey and indistinct and was perpetually renewed by the hurrying feet of a dense crowd of horses and of men and women on foot, and by the wheels of vehicles of every de- scription.
It was like riding into the smoke of a fire to approach the meeting point of the lane and road; the crowd roared like a fire, and the dust was hot and pungent.
When there is dust rising in a high column, it is the sign of chariots advancing; when the dust is low, but spread over a wide area, it betokens the approach of infantry.
Examination showed it to consist of two hats, and the same number of coats, waistcoats and scarves, all in a remarkably good state of preservation, albeit somewhat defiled by the dust in which they lay.
In thick dust that covered the floor were some confused footprints near the door and along the wall through which it opened.
Porto Praya -- Ribeira Grande -- Atmospheric Dust with Infusoria -- Habits of a Sea-slug and Cuttle-fish -- St.
Lyell has also given me four packets of dust which fell on a vessel a few hundred miles northward of these islands.
In the dust and the steam the electric lights would shine like far-off twinkling stars--red and blue-green and purple stars, according to the color of the mist and the brew from which it came.
In Packingtown the fertilizer is pure, instead of being a flavoring, and instead of a ton or so spread out on several acres under the open sky, there are hundreds and thousands of tons of it in one building, heaped here and there in haystack piles, covering the floor several inches deep, and filling the air with a choking dust that becomes a blinding sandstorm when the wind stirs.
Thus talking, Don Quixote and his squire were going along, when, on the road they were following, Don Quixote perceived approaching them a large and thick cloud of dust, on seeing which he turned to Sancho and said: