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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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Property officer Bev Johnston said: "There are currently around 60 pedal cycles gathering dust at various locations which we cannot do anything with.
We told how the copper frieze had been dusted down and put back on display in a factory after gathering dust and grime for 30 years.
Henrietta Graham, Bonhams' representative in North Yorkshire, said they were looking for "hidden treasure" which had been gathering dust in people's homes.
Thirteen billion out of the 22 billion coins in circulation aren't in circulation at all - they're sitting around in people's homes gathering dust instead of being cashed in.
Adolf Hitler's violin has been found - gathering dust in a Russian military museum.
I guess the report is now gathering dust in some old FIFA filing cabinet.
There were hundreds of large crates filled with government-owned goods that were just sitting here for years, gathering dust," said Aguiar.
They were shipped from overseas and are gathering dust because they cannot be sold.
Lots of people seem to have instruments gathering dust and they should either join us and play or consider donating them to the band"
It has been gathering dust on a dusty corner of my dusty videotape storage shelf for years and frankly, I don't need the dust that badly anymore.
If you buy the largest telescope you can afford without regard to portability, you may find it too heavy and bulky to use and it will soon be gathering dust in the garage.
With millions of old mobile phones gathering dust, it's time to ring the changes and convert your out-of-favour handset into some extra dough.