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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?

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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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I'm sure they will fight on until it's mathematically impossible, but it's time for the club to dust off their plans for the Championship and flesh them out.
Editorial note: Turn to page 24 to read Matthew Landrum and Tota Arnadottir's translation of Joanes Nielsen's" I Brushed the Dust off an Intoxicated Poet."
The Egyptian man, who has been charged with molestation in the Court of First Instance, claimed during investigation that he touched the woman only to brush the dust off her clothes.
CHEEKY: Calendar boy Kush The locals need no encouragement to squeeze into their spookiest attire for a fancy dress knees-up on Friday, but why Ronnie and Charlie decide to hold their engagement bash there - EASTENDERS Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri BBC1 Brace yourselves - it's Halloween at The Vic giving Mick the perfect opportunity to unleash the spray-on cobwebs and dust off his Frankenstein costume.
However, in view of Smith's collecting 3-18 in six overs, taunting the English at Lord's all over again after the retirement of Shane Warne, Lehmann has advised him to dust off his leg-breaks, according to Harris.
"I'd even encourage lapsed fans to dust off their old scarfs and hats and get out and watch a live game and experience the roller coaster of what it is to be a real football fan."
DUST off your apron and grab your mixing bowl to help children with cerebral palsy.
Eric Cantona elected to retire from football at the age of 30 and will forever be remembered as a legend, but lots of former Masters champions like to dust off their clubs every year to shoot in the 80s at Augusta.
Her firm, which put together one owner controlled insurance program in higher education in 2010, has already hammered together several owner controlled programs in the first half of 2011 as schools dust off construction blueprints put on hold on account of the Great Recession.
BBC Radio Wales DJ Bethan Elfyn has appealed for the people of Cardiff to dust off their old music collections and donate them to the Oxfam Bookshop on the city's St Mary Street in aid of the store's vinyl and music promotion.
Summary: SIDON: Since necessity is the mother of invention, this week's gasoline crisis prompted a Sidon man to dust off his electric car to get around town.