dust


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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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References in classic literature ?
He had been the husband of three wives, all long since dead; the father of twenty children, most of whom, at every age of childhood or maturity, had likewise returned to dust.
Before him was one of the vents of the mill in which the fertilizer was being ground-- rushing forth in a great brown river, with a spray of the finest dust flung forth in clouds.
Be it so, for I submit, his doom is fair, That dust I am, and shall to dust returne: O welcom hour whenever
Now the cloud of dust he had seen was raised by two great droves of sheep coming along the same road in opposite directions, which, because of the dust, did not become visible until they drew near, but Don Quixote asserted so positively that they were armies that Sancho was led to believe it and say, "Well, and what are we to do, senor?
You say right," replied Robin; "but my fame has been tumbling sadly about in the dust to-day.
We found nothing throughout except dust in extraordinary proportions, and all untouched save for my own footsteps when I had made my first visit.
We three blue-clad men, with our misshapen black-faced attendant, standing in a wide expanse of sunlit yellow dust under the blazing blue sky, and surrounded by this circle of crouching and gesticulating monstrosities,-- some almost human save in their subtle expression and gestures, some like cripples, some so strangely distorted as to resemble nothing but the denizens of our wildest dreams; and, beyond, the reedy lines of a canebrake in one direction, a dense tangle of palm-trees on the other, separating us from the ravine with the huts, and to the north the hazy horizon of the Pacific Ocean.
I hesitated, and then, as I looked round me, I saw that the dust was less abundant and its surface less even.
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.
A rapid march A cloud of dust Wild horsemen "High Jinks" Horseracing and rifle-shooting The game of hand The fishing season Mode of fishing Table lands Salmon fishers The captain's visit to an Indian lodge The Indian girl The pocket mirror Supper Troubles of an evil conscience.
Then the son of Oileus severed the head from the neck in revenge for the death of Amphimachus, and sent it whirling over the crowd as though it had been a ball, till it fell in the dust at Hector's feet.
In terror she spoke; letting sink her Wings till they trailed in the dust -- In agony sobbed, letting sink her Plumes till they trailed in the dust -- Till they sorrowfully trailed in the dust.
It won't set any better after old Brindle fills up on this dust," observed Martin, belligerency in his brassy voice.
The dust of the highway rose up around them like a cloud, so that at times Little John and the Tanner could see nothing, but only hear the rattle of the staves against one another.
But on the road, the highroad along which the troops marched, there was no such freshness even at night or when the road passed through the forest; the dew was imperceptible on the sandy dust churned up more than six inches deep.