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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.
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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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Dust-jackets remained step children of bibliographers for many decades, with intermittent recording of dust-jacket attributes beginning in the 1930s.
The retired theatre critic from Midhurst, Sussex knew that the value of the books relied upon the condition of the original dust-jackets and so has hardly removed them from the shelves over the years.
The first half of this book consists of revised versions of three of Tanselle's previously published articles, "Book-Jackets, Blurbs, and Bibliographers" (1971), "Dust-Jackets, Dealers, and Documentation" (2006), and "Coda: News and the Nineties" (2010).
This book is ill-served by its dust-jacket. We are promised an answer to the question of why 'the Germans - a people who produced Goethe, Bach, Schiller and Beethoven' - elected Hitler chancellor of Germany.
The house is shown on the dust-jacket, embossed on the cover and generously presented in the book itself.
Government, as well as his sketchy work history, I wonder if Kaye doesn't bias the reader against the poetry (the dust-jacket photograph doesn't help either; Boyd is dressed in what appears to be a pair of pajamas).
For truth be told, and despite the extravagant dust-jacket blurbs from a passel of distinguished intellectuals who should--and probably do--know better, Wilson is hardly the first major social thinker since Adam Smith to reflect on the moral springs of human activity.
ACCORDING to the brief biography on the dust-jacket of his latest book, Terry Goodkind went to art school, had a career in wildlife art, constructed cabinets, made musical instruments and carried out restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world.
As the dust-jacket blurb says, the information contained within is "a hand grenade."
The result is a handsome volume, from its fashionable full-bleed dust-jacket to its generous black-and-white illustrations.
224-31.) At the same time, Evans challenges almost every major proposition in What is History?, thus creating a strange contradiction because the dust-jacket proclaims Evans to have written "a worthy successor to What is History?" Even if some publisher's lackey wrote that particular passage, the effect is peculiar in view of Evans' affinity with Elton's unabashed championing of the sovereignty of sources as the pathway to an objective truth.
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