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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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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Jan 30 ( ANI ): As an initiative to keep the city clean and green, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Tuesday has ordered all the shopkeepers to keep two dustbins outside their shops.
And so on, as previous ideas and thrown into the dustbin of history.
For oldies like me the conversion from dustbins to wheelie bins has been traumatic enough, but a different coloured wheelie bin for different wastes can make life particularly confusing.
Glass - 3,234 tonnes recycled: Glass makes up 8% of the average household dustbin and it can be recycled infinitely without losing its properties.
Had they not done so, they would have disappeared into the dustbin of history as thoroughly as did the well-connected associations that Harland so ably describes.
The whole notion of homosexuality as being something to be ashamed of is going into the dustbin of history.
Aerospatiale, the French aerospace group, has signed an ECU 408 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a high-tech space freighter and flying dustbin for the International Space Station (IIS).
Out of the dustbin of history and into the hearts of millions (well, maybe an ironic few hundred) comes "exotica" - 1950s easy-listening and faux-tropical sounds originally designed for the martini generation at play.
This is, of course, the essential province of photography, at least before phenomenological concerns were consigned to the dustbin of history by many post-Modern photographers.
Much as eight-track cassettes have been relegated to the technological dustbin, the Walkie RecordAll and the sonoband medium on which the device etched sounds fell out of use in the 1970s.
Speaking on the same, she told ANI, "People should not litter Dal Lake and instead use dustbin for throwing waste.