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Dust


DUST, noun

1. Fine dry particles of earth or other matter, so attenuated that it may be raised and wafted by the wind; powder; as clouds of dust and seas of blood.

2. Fine dry particles of earth; fine earth.

The peacock warmeth her eggs in the dust Job 34:15.

3. Earth; unorganized earthy matter.

DUST thou art, and to dust shalt thou return. Genesis 3:14.

4. The grave.

For now shall I sleep in the dust Job 7:5.

5. A low condition.

God raiseth the poor out of the dust 1 Samuel 2:8.

DUST, verb transitive

1. To free from dust; to brush, wipe or sweep away dust; as, to dust a table or a floor.

2. To sprinkle with dust

3. To levigate.