- fine, dry particles of matter
- Completely decomposed human remains
- 1768, w:Thomas Gray, Thomas Gray, s:Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,
- : Can storied urn or animated bust / Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath? / Can Honour's voice provoke the silent , / Or Flatt'ry soothe the dull cold ear of Death?
- Dutch: stof
- French: poussière
- German: Staub
- Italian: polvere
- Spanish: polvo
- (transitive) to remove dust from
- The cleaning lady needs a stool to the cupboard.
- (intransitive) to remove dust; to clean by removing dust
- Dusting always makes me cough.
- (intransitive) Of a bird, to cover itself in sand or dry, dusty earth
- (transitive) to spray or cover something with fine powder or liquid
- The mother dusted her baby's bum with talcum powder.
Etymology: Old English dÅst
- Dutch: afstoffen
- German: pudern, bestauben
- Italian: spolverare
- Spanish: desempolvar
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