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/ dQst; dQst/ n [U] 1 fine dry powder consisting of particles of earth, dirt, etc ; ; : a speck of dust * The old furniture was covered in dust. . * clouds of dust blowing in the wind * gold, chalk, etc dust, ie fine particles of gold, chalk, etc * [attrib ] A dust-cloud (ie A whirlwind carrying clouds of dust) swept across the plain. . 2 (rhet ) remains of a dead person . 3 (idm ) bite the dust => bite1. dry as dust => dry1. kick up/raise a `dust (infml ) make a fuss . shake the dust off one's feet => shake1. throw dust in sb's eyes prevent sb from seeing the truth by misleading him , . when the dust has settled when the present uncertainty, unpleasantness, etc is over ; ; .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:23
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dust
/ dQst; dQst/ v 1 (a) [Tn] remove dust from (sth) by wiping, brushing or flicking : dust the furniture, books, living-room . (b) [Tn.p] ~ sb down/off remove dust from sb by brushing or flicking : Dust yourself down you're covered in chalk. --. 2 (phr v) dust sth off begin to practise sth, esp a skill or a language that one knows but has not used for some time : I'll have to dust off my French if we're going to move to Paris. , . dust sth onto, over, etc sth sprinkle (sth powdery) over sth : dust sugar onto a cake . dust sth with sth sprinkle sth with (sth powdery) : dust a cake with icing sugar .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:23
dust
/ dQst; dQst/ v 1 (a) [Tn] remove dust from (sth) by wiping, brushing or flicking : dust the furniture, books, living-room . (b) [Tn.p] ~ sb down/off remove dust from sb by brushing or flicking : Dust yourself down you're covered in chalk. --. 2 (phr v) dust sth off begin to practise sth, esp a skill or a language that one knows but has not used for some time : I'll have to dust off my French if we're going to move to Paris. , . dust sth onto, over, etc sth sprinkle (sth powdery) over sth : dust sugar onto a cake . dust sth with sth sprinkle sth with (sth powdery) : dust a cake with icing sugar .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:23

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