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dusty miller

Any of several low-growing plants that have fuzzy stems and leaves. I think I've got a dusty miller growing in my back yard.
See also: dusty, miller

not so dusty

Fairly or passably good; acceptable or adequate. Primarily heard in UK. We had a cricket team of our own when I was a young lad. We weren't so dusty, either!
See also: dusty, not

a dusty reply

old-fashioned A curt, rude, or unhelpful reply or response. Primarily heard in UK. I got a dusty reply from the customer service agent when I asked if I could cancel my contract early. If you're hoping to get an extension on the assignment from the professor, you're likely to get a dusty reply.
See also: dusty, reply

a dusty answer

old-fashioned A curt, rude, or unhelpful answer or response. Primarily heard in UK. I got a dusty answer from the customer service agent when I asked if I could cancel my contract early. If you're hoping to get an extension on the assignment from the professor, you're likely to get a dusty answer.
See also: answer, dusty

rusty-dusty

1. adjective Characterized by red or rust-colored soil or dust. I love running along the rusty-dusty trails in the foothills of these mountains.
2. slang One's buttocks. Primarily heard in US. Get up off your rusty-dusty and go take out the trash!

dusty butt

rude slang Someone who is short in stature. Oh yeah, a dusty butt like Janine will have a hard time seeing over all of these people in the crowd.
See also: butt, dusty

a dusty answer

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a dusty reply

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you ask for something or suggest something and you get a dusty answer or a dusty reply, you receive an unpleasant and negative answer. He asked three times to speak to the king, but each time received a dusty answer. Ask a world-class sportsman to spend several hours testing your product and you are likely to receive a dusty reply.
See also: answer, dusty

a dusty answer

a curt and unhelpful reply. British
The source of this expression is probably a passage in George Meredith's Modern Love ( 1862 ): ‘Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!’
See also: answer, dusty

not so dusty

(of a person's health or situation) fairly good. British informal, dated
See also: dusty, not

a dusty ˈanswer

(old-fashioned, British English) an unhelpful or a sharp response to a request or question: When I asked the company what their policy was on this matter, I received a very dusty answer.
See also: answer, dusty

duck-butt

1. n. a very large pair of buttocks. (Use with caution.) What an enormous duck-butt!
2. and dusty butt n. a short person, especially someone with large buttocks. (Rude and derogatory.) The duck-butt who just came in reminds me of somebody I once knew.

dusty butt

verb
See also: butt, dusty

rusty-dusty

n. the posterior; the buttocks. (see also duster.) I almost kicked him in the rusty-dusty.
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Flight club: Dusty Crophopper trains to be a firefighter
This concert recording is a memorial to Dusty Springfield - the most iconic, timeless and affecting of all British singers.
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The second chapter, "Migrations of Soul," tells the story of how Dusty came to be in the position to Dustify, charting a microhistory of transatlantic musical exchange in the early sixties.
Dusty's career got off the ground in 1963 and she had a string of hits such as 'I Only Want To Be With You' and 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me'.
There's a special account set up at Pacific Continental Bank, and Dusty figures they'll get close to their goal of $25,000, which would be enough to pay the expenses for 12 families on the 10-day trip to the heart of Cajun country.
THE GOOD, DECENT PEOPLE OF DUSTY BRITCHES DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP.
Simon Catterall, representing the RSPCA, said he was taken to see Dusty, pictured, in the back of a dark shed.
I won't bother to elaborate on R & Sie's Dusty Relief, the fur-like cladding which apparently results from enmeshing your building in ambient pollutant-attracting electrically charged wires (try the site http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/household/dusty-relief-032829.php again) because, sadly, nothing has changed since we looked at it last year.
International conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas (4th: 2005: Orleans, France) Ed.
A glossily packaged $6 million-budgeted bio-backstager, "Dusty" charts the rise and many falls of beloved 1960s "original pop diva" Dusty Springfield, in what is basically a (very) long song-stack bolstered with narrative padding.
A new line of loaders includes a proprietary series of filterless models for regrind and dusty pellets, and a series of filtered units for conveying powders with two cyclones that reportedly ensure complete separation of product from the air stream.
Why couldn't Dusty Baker manage his own little angel in Game 5?