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Fine, dry powder consisting of tiny particles of earth or waste matter lying on the ground or on surfaces or carried in the air
“They have appointed a German company to carry out tests on dust in surrounding homes and flats and asked residents to keep a diary of when they spot pollution coming from the chimney.”
Discarded or useless material
“… the piles of dust that future archaeologists will sift through for insights into our civilization.”
Fine, dry particles of matter found in the air and covering the surface of objects, typically consisting of soil lifted up by the wind, pollen, hair, etc.
“Your trousers will get dirty if you sit down in the dust.”
Cover lightly with a powdered substance
“Or maybe I should just dust myself with a bit of self raising flour before I go out to give the home baking look?”
To remove dust
“You were to dust my bookshelves and wash the windows and clean the carpets twice a week.”
To defeat by a large margin
“… the inexperienced sprinter somehow dusted the field of veterans.”
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