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dust

 [dust]
fine, dry particles of earth or any other substance small enough to be blown by the wind. See also coniosis and pneumoconiosis.
blood dust hemoconia.

dust

(dŭst)
n.
1. Fine, dry particles of matter.
2. A cloud of fine, dry particles.

dust

Etymology: AS
any fine, particulate, dry matter. Kinds of dust include inorganic dust and organic dust.

dust

Occupational medicine A suspension of solid particles in air. See Coal dust, Inhalant, Nonasbestos dust, Nuclear dust.

dust

vector for airborne transmission of infection; it may contain remnants of skin, nail, fluids (blood, exudates) and microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and spores)

dust

heavy dust such as in dust storms or volcanic fallout may contaminate animal feed sufficiently to cause sand colic in horses. Ruminants seem not to be much affected.

dust balls
equine intestinal foreign bodies composed of plant fibers with a superficial coating of dense minerals. Because of their light weight they are often evacuated with the feces.
dust inhalation
important risk factor in etiology of coccidioidomycosis (corral dust), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in horses (feed dust in stables).
dust mite
dust rhinotracheitis
dusty feed fed in a confined space such as a stable can cause chronic coughing due to rhinotracheitis in cattle.

Patient discussion about dust

Q. My friend told me that people who allergic to dust are actually allergic to small insect. Is he fooling with me?

A. thanks :)

Q. how exactly dust effects on asthmatic people? how can one avoid a dust environment?

A. some people try to dust proof there home,they change there matress once a year-----thay do not have rugs in there home---no curtains or draps --and they have someone else dust and clean/no pets.some people keep there pets and take allergie meds.

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By 1875 the flap-style dust-jacket was commonly used, and jackets soon began to appear with printed flaps; illustrated front covers, some with artwork not repeated from the book; and blurbs.
Dust-jackets remained step children of bibliographers for many decades, with intermittent recording of dust-jacket attributes beginning in the 1930s.
A particularly remarkable aspect is the near-perfect condition of the original dust-jackets, and this will appeal to all true collectors," he added.
I found the book - like the portrait on its dust-jacket - just failing to catch the man.
Fields Communications will be responsible for editing copy, layout and design, cover and dust-jacket development, and index preparation.
The dust-jacket claims that the essays understand Marlowe in relation to "social change, aspiration, exploration, conflict and discordance," but this sounds similar to that older "Marlowe the overreacher" critical chestnut.
When Anchor reissued Hanan al-Shaykh's novel The Story of Zahra in 1994, the dust-jacket copy was written with a certain caution: "Considered by many to be the Arab world's leading female novelist, [her] reputation has just begun to blossom in this country.
Other features are likewise expanded: The unnumbered insert of the first edition included 31 black-and-white photographs of authors and illustrators and 10 examples of dust-jacket illustrations; the second edition doubles the number of photos and nearly triples the selection of artwork.
The reader gets mismatched typography, no illustrations (only three oddly chosen dust-jacket images), no translations of Bengali film titles into English, no explanations of obscure references ("2 1/2 lakhs of rupees?
This work, as the dust-jacket blurb that appears under the de rigueur photograph of Jong grinning like a lunatic notes, is the author's "first full-length work of nonfiction.
It is to be regretted that reproductions of the dust-jackets could not be included, and one ponders the extent to which such a desirable feature would have affected the already substantial price of the volume.
He illustrated more than 200 books and pamphlets, a good number of which he also wrote, as well as designing dust-jackets and ephemera for a range of patrons.