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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Fine, dry particles of matter.
2. A cloud of fine, dry particles.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


Occupational medicine A suspension of solid particles in air. See Coal dust, Inhalant, Nonasbestos dust, Nuclear dust.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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Jo bought me a 'Teach Yourself to Play Guitar' book and DVD and she's even mentioned about me having lessons but, and she'll kill me for admitting this, I haven't really played it since I had it; it's collecting dust in the corner of the room next to my sofa.
Founded in the mid 1850s, Clarksville Foundry and Machine Works, Clarksville, Tenn., had an array of vintage wood patterns stowed away in its warehouse, out of sight and collecting dust. But in 1985, after decades in storage, Charles Foust Jr., president of Clarksville Foundry, commissioned artist Tom Malone to fashion the wood patterns of industrial machine parts into a work of art.
He can show you how to kickflip on that skateboard that's been collecting dust in your closet, he makes for a challenging PS2 opponent, and he'll watch Viva La Barn with you when the rest of your friends are still Jesse-fied (enough already!).
The researchers used a three-pronged data collection approach to evaluate allergens in each care facility, including administering a questionnaire to each manager, observing the room where the children spent most of their time, and collecting dust samples from that room.
Gwyn Headley, fotolibra's managing director, said: "I think our success lies in the fact that anyone can use our website at www.fotolibra.com - it's simple and allows people t o make money from photos that would otherwise be collecting dust.
I wrote a letter to the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, our local newspaper, telling our story, then asked if perhaps there were other people who had pianos that were "collecting dust." I suggested they visit our lab to meet the students and consider the possibility of donating a piano to one of them.
My library's copy of The Dark Knight Returns started collecting dust the minute it hit the shelves (3 circs since June 2002).
In these units, flake comes out of a cyclone, goes through a rotary air lock, and discharges into a zig-zag dedusting chamber, which cleans the regrind automatically, collecting dust, fines and paper in a bin.
Are your fella's college mix tapes collecting dust? He can resurrect them with the PlusDeck, which transfers tapes to digital audio for permanent storage--and transfer to CD--and lets him make new tapes using music on his computer.
As Microsoft learned in its antitrust case, many potential smoking guns in those records are collecting dust. Often, it is riskier to hold on to unneeded records than it is to store those records in the first place.
'They are just hanging in her wardrobe collecting dust so she has decided to get rid of them in an auction.'
I do emphasize to my clients that I'd rather not sell something than sell something and have it collecting dust."

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