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dust

1. in. to leave; to depart. They dusted out of there at about midnight.
2. tv. to defeat someone; to win out over someone. We dusted the other team, eighty-seven to fifty-four.
3. tv. to kill someone. (Underworld.) The gang set out to dust the witnesses but got only one of them.
4. n. fine tobacco for rolling cigarettes. (Prisons.) How about trading a little dust for this candy bar?
5. n. a powdered drug: heroin, phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine; fine cannabis. (Drugs.) It’s the dust that can really do you damage.
6. tv. to add a powdered drug to the end of a (tobacco or cannabis) cigarette. (Drugs.) Pete dusted one, then lit it up.
7. n. worthless matter. John said that Frank was going to be dust if Mr. Gutman ever heard about what happened.
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Poor Miss Snevellicci took the three half-crowns, with many smiles and bends, and Mrs Curdle, adding several supplementary directions relative to keeping the places for them, and dusting the seat, and sending two clean bills as soon as they came out, rang the bell, as a signal for breaking up the conference.
And all too careful making of dinners and dusting of furniture takes a terrible amount of precious time, and--and with shame I confess that my sympathies are all with the pudding and the grammar.
Wilfred Bohun made a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know; but Father Brown, dusting off his sleeve some ashes blown from the furnace, spoke in his indifferent way.
I will not describe to you the special apparatus, dusting powder, etc.
Fairlie, dreamily dusting the tips of his fingers with one of the tiny brushes for the coins, "I made some entries in my tablettes this morning.
Stevie, put into a green baize apron, was now sweeping and dusting upstairs, intent and conscientious, as though he were playing at it; and Mrs Verloc, warned in the kitchen by the clatter of the cracked bell, had merely come to the glazed door of the parlour, and putting the curtain aside a little, had peered into the dim shop.
These long letters began with the words, "My darling wife," and the steward, between the scrubbing of the floors and the dusting of chronometer-boxes, snatched at every opportunity to read them.
Mr Flintwinch had been already rearranging and dusting his own particular little office, as if to do honour to his accession to new dignity.
Bumble darted, with much agility, to the wine bottles, and began dusting them with great violence: while the matron sharply demanded who was there.
Sara Lee's Endust brand says it has come up with a modern solution to dusting quickly and effectively.
The Endust brand knows many people don't enjoy this annual ritual, so they created Endust Dust Cloths, which offer a more convenient approach to dusting just in time for spring.