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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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I played against them for Bees in the home game at Damson Park and got caught up in a couple of off-the-ball dust-ups with their second row.
The longer this goes on - domestic dust-ups being oversold to punters - and supporters of the sport are fed half-decent shows for so much cash, then the chasm between the fighters and their fans will widen.
The Frenchman is an intriguing character who looks as if he'll pack a punch up front judging by his pre-season dust-ups.
Their feud follows a series of dust-ups between the opposite side.
But, after the frustrations of the past year when he saw proposed dust-ups with Johnny Nelson and David Haye fall by the wayside, the big Swansea puncher is just happy to be in the ring.
The flow of the game was hardly helped by a series of dust-ups culminating in a mass brawl on 65 minutes which saw Leigh skipper Paul Rowley sin-binned along with Widnes substitute Gareth Price.
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez suffered a bruising defeat in this fixture last season, but he has learned fast about these little local dust-ups.
'We haven't talked about dust-ups. I don't think we will go with the mindset of getting involved.
Thomas missed the conversion but had succeeded in helping rattle the Irish giants with their frustration boiling over midway through the first-half in a series of dust-ups between the two sets of forwards.
Fry believes he has been caught up in more dressingroom dust-ups - throwing cups at walls and being dragged out of the showers by Karren Brady - than any other manager in the history of football.
While Americans hyperventilate about Japan, our more substantive dust-ups have been with Bonn.
The Warriors are taking on the French outfit having won their last ten dust-ups with the Dragons but this contest is set to be played at Barcelona's legendary Camp Nou arena in front of an estimated 30,000 fans and from a punting perspective it's a tricky one to assess.