duster


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Synonyms for duster

a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand

a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles

a piece of cloth used for dusting

a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter

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MISS MOPPET holds her poor head in her paws, and looks at him through a hole in the duster.
SHE ties him up in the duster, and tosses it about like a ball.
Bishopriggs, waving temptation away from him with the duster.
Bishopriggs tucked his duster under his arm, and proceeded to satisfy Anne that he shared the landlady's view of her position, without sharing the severity of the landlady's principles.
He dropped the duster with a startled exclamation, for Annette had suddenly burst into a flood of tears.
Have you forgotten the duster that was over these things, Bunny?
With these disjointed exclamations, Newman wiped his own eyes with the afore-mentioned duster, and, limping to the street-door, opened it to let her out.
Never did duster flap more briskly than the one Rose used that day, and never was a room "scrabbled" to rights in such haste as hers.
As to his being without an overcoat, among them you would meet men you could swear had on nothing but a ragged linen duster and a pair of cotton trousers--so cleverly had they concealed the several suits of all-wool underwear beneath.
And I asked them to take a duster and dust around a little where the nobilities had mainly lodged and prom- enaded; but they considered that that would be hardly worth while, and would moreover be a rather grave departure from custom, and therefore likely to make talk.
He abandoned the entire direction of his household to the slatternly old woman who was his only servant, on the condition that she was never to venture near his books, with a duster in her hand, from one year's end to the other.
She kept tight hold of the stout slats and as soon as she could get the water out of her eyes she saw that the wind had ripped the cover from the coop, and the poor chickens were fluttering away in every direction, being blown by the wind until they looked like feather dusters without handles.
She stepped behind me and whispered crossly, 'Take yourself and your dusters off; when company are in the house, servants don't commence scouring and cleaning in the room where they are
Mine is dishes and dusters, and envying girls with nice pianos, and being afraid of people.
She went about with brooms and dusters wearing an air of sanctimonious thoughtfulness.