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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.
And so, in that derelict museum, upon the thick soft carpeting of dust, to Weena's huge delight, I solemnly performed a kind of composite dance, whistling THE LAND OF THE LEAL as cheerfully as I could.
It was like riding into the smoke of a fire to approach the meeting point of the lane and road; the crowd roared like a fire, and the dust was hot and pungent.
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.
My throat and eyes are getting full of dust and I'm as thirsty as a fish
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.