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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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In spite of splitting headaches he would stagger down to the plant and take up his stand once more, and begin to shovel in the blinding clouds of dust.
They did so, and placed themselves on a rising ground from which the two droves that Don Quixote made armies of might have been plainly seen if the clouds of dust they raised had not obscured them and blinded the sight; nevertheless, seeing in his imagination what he did not see and what did not exist, he began thus in a loud voice:
Presently Moreau sounded the great horn again, and at the sound of it all the Beast People writhed and grovelled in the dust.
I hesitated, and then, as I looked round me, I saw that the dust was less abundant and its surface less even.
A great bank of dust, white and luminous in the blaze of the sun, made everything within twenty feet of the ground grey and indistinct and was perpetually renewed by the hurrying feet of a dense crowd of horses and of men and women on foot, and by the wheels of vehicles of every de- scription.
In casting their eyes round the country, they perceived a great cloud of dust rising in the south, and evidently approaching.
Fierce as the shrill winds that whistle upon a day when dust lies deep on the roads, and the gusts raise it into a thick cloud--even such was the fury of the combat, and might and main did they hack at each other with spear and sword throughout the host.
The boy's cold, blue eyes became the color of ice, as he retorted: "If I ever make a farm out o' this dust, I'll sure 'ave earned it.
Marry, thy jerkin is all befouled with the dust of the road.
The dust always hung motionless above the buzz of talk that came from the resting troops.
I've been in the tunnel every day while it was being built, but I never noticed any dust before.
In the dust of unused corridors their feet have betrayed them.
It showed darker than any dust he had ever seen, with the exception of Carmack's.
He was possessed by a madness to live, to thrill, "to squirm my little space in the cosmic dust whence I came," as he phrased it once himself.
For the Deadly Sands will Turn Any Living Flesh to Dust in an instant.