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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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However, how many other such plans are gathering dust somewhere, and will never see the light of day?
He once said the same thing about electronic voting system and wasted EUR55million of taxpayers' money on machines which are lying gathering dust in sheds around the country.
Sure, you have a few old Rembrandts, Turners and Constables gathering dust and tiaras, necklaces and a few old jewels you haven't worn for a while; they would fetch a few bob for you.
BROWSING in a music store the other day, I spotted a DVD that had remained on sale for quite some time just gathering dust.
Today, artists ranging from Nick Cave to Damon Albarn pour praise upon her spellbinding perform- ances, now rescued from old reel-to-reel tape gathering dust since 1962 in a forgotten archive.
Gangs, chronic homelessness, business tax reform, police abuses -- all of those subjects and more have at least one report gathering dust on some City Hall basement shelf.
Henrietta Graham, Bonhams' representative in North Yorkshire, said they were looking for "hidden treasure" which had been gathering dust in people's homes.
Nigel Snell,head of external affairs at Liverpool Victoria, said:``It's staggering that as much as pounds 300 million in pound coins is effectively out of circulation,much of it gathering dust in jam jars rather than invested and earning a decent return.
I for one think more money should be spent on kidney machines and youth clubs rather than on Old Masters that are gathering dust on some duke's country estate.
The stash of cash is gathering dust in a bank account TWELVE years after it was gifted to the people of Glasgow's Priesthill.
Most of eBay's 114-million registered users are buyers, not sellers, offering a huge international market for unused items gathering dust in closets, jewelry boxes, and attics.
THE tent's gathering dust in the shed and the mud on those wellies is finally dry.