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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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By 1875 the flap-style dust-jacket was commonly used, and jackets soon began to appear with printed flaps; illustrated front covers, some with artwork not repeated from the book; and blurbs.
Dust-jackets remained step children of bibliographers for many decades, with intermittent recording of dust-jacket attributes beginning in the 1930s.
Commentary by Tanselle on the history of dust-jacket articles and monographs, author bibliographies and their inclusion of dust-jacket information, dealers' roles in preserving dust-jackets, and bibliographic control of dust-jackets is full of insight and richly documented.
He calls for a cooperative database of digitized dust-jacket images so that scholars may conveniently access jacket information and contribute further images to the repository.
Following the essays is an invaluable list of pre- 1901 British and American publishers' dust-jackets and other forms of detachable protectors.
A particularly remarkable aspect is the near-perfect condition of the original dust-jackets, and this will appeal to all true collectors," he added.
Fields Communications will be responsible for editing copy, layout and design, cover and dust-jacket development, and index preparation.
The reader gets mismatched typography, no illustrations (only three oddly chosen dust-jacket images), no translations of Bengali film titles into English, no explanations of obscure references ("2 1/2 lakhs of rupees?
This work, as the dust-jacket blurb that appears under the de rigueur photograph of Jong grinning like a lunatic notes, is the author's "first full-length work of nonfiction.
The entries contain such information as transcription of the title page, collations, contents, inserted ads, bookplates, binders' and booksellers' tickets, and a full description of dust-jackets.
He illustrated more than 200 books and pamphlets, a good number of which he also wrote, as well as designing dust-jackets and ephemera for a range of patrons.