dust

01. Look at all the [dust] on these shelves; we really need to clean this place up.
02. The room hadn't been cleaned for a long time, and there was [dust] on everything.
03. The car raised a cloud of [dust] as it rolled along the dirt road.
04. I spent the afternoon cleaning the room, vacuuming the carpets, and [dusting] the shelves.
05. Our bookshelf was all [dusty], so I cleaned it up.
06. When I sat down on the old sofa, a cloud of [dust] rose into the air around me.
07. He couldn't stay in the [dusty] room because of his allergies.
08. The Bible tells us that human life began when God breathed life into a handful of [dust].
09. Atal Bihari Vajpayee once said that music washes away from the soul the [dust] of everyday life.
10. There is a Maltese proverb which suggests that long skirts carry [dust], but short skirts carry away souls.
11. In 1850, Levi Strauss was paid $6.00 in gold [dust] for his first pair of jeans.
12. Seventy percent of house [dust] is made up of dead skin flakes.
13. My kids usually do the [dusting] while I vacuum the house.
14. Alice Springs, a town in Australia, has an average of more than 10 [dust] storms every year.
15. Our galaxy is filled with gas and [dust] that makes distant stars look fainter and thus appear farther away than they really are.
16. The sky of Mars is pink because of the fine red [dust] which is carried into the atmosphere by winds.
17. The explosion of the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl in 1986 sent vast clouds of radioactive [dust] northward into the Republic of Belarus.
18. The most colorful sunsets appear when there is lots of [dust] in the sky.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Dust — (d[u^]st), n. [AS. dust; cf. LG. dust, D. duist meal dust, OD. doest, donst, and G. dunst vapor, OHG. tunist, dunist, a blowing, wind, Icel. dust dust, Dan. dyst mill dust; perh. akin to L. fumus smoke, E. fume. [root]71.] 1. Fine, dry particles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dust — [dust] n. [ME < OE, akin to MLowG: for IE base see DUN1] 1. powdery earth or other matter in bits fine enough to be easily suspended in air 2. a cloud of such matter 3. confusion; turmoil 4. a) earth, esp. as the place of burial …   English World dictionary

  • dust — ► NOUN 1) fine, dry powder consisting of tiny particles of earth or waste matter. 2) any material in the form of tiny particles: coal dust. 3) an act of dusting. ► VERB 1) remove dust from the surface of. 2) cover lightly with a powdered… …   English terms dictionary

  • dust|y — «DUHS tee», adjective, dust|i|er, dust|i|est. 1. covered with dust; filled with dust: »He found some dusty old books in the attic. 2. like dust; dry and powdery: »dusty ch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dust — (d[u^]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dusting}.] 1. To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor. [1913 Webster] 2. To sprinkle with dust. [1913 Webster] 3. To reduce to a fine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dust — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dust Álbum de Screaming Trees Publicación 1996 Grabación 1996 …   Wikipedia Español

  • dust|er — «DUHS tuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that dusts. 2. a cloth, brush, or the like, used to get dust off things. 3. an apparatus for sifting or blowing dry poisons on plants to kill insects. 4. a contrivance for removing dust by sifting; sieve. 5 …   Useful english dictionary

  • dust-up — dust ups N COUNT A dust up is a quarrel that often involves some fighting. [INFORMAL] He s now facing suspension after a dust up with the referee. Syn: scrap …   English dictionary

  • dust — [n] tiny particles in the air ashes, cinders, dirt, dust bunnies*, earth, filth, flakes, fragments, gilings, granules, grime, grit, ground, lint, loess, powder, refuse, sand, smut, soil, soot; concept 437 dust [v] sprinkle tiny particles… …   New thesaurus

  • dust-up — [dust′up΄] n. Slang a commotion, quarrel, or fight * * * …   Universalium

  • dust — is used as a simile for annihilation (2 Kgs. 13:7). In the NT dust on the head was a sign of repentance (Rev. 18:19) but when shaken off the feet it was either a warning of judgement [[➝ Judgement]] to come (perhaps Matt. 10:14) or a gesture of… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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