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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

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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25 Bag this sassy number for your new make-up from Carolyn K @ QVC; pounds 10 It would be cheeky not to snap up this blusher brush from Famous @ Superdrug; pounds 14 Throw your old rickety ironing board away and invest in this stylish one from Woolworths; pounds 20 Keep your cleaning products in this pink and white spotted storage box from Next; pounds 27 Don't sweep it under the carpet, pick up this pink dustpan and brush from Oliver Bonas; pounds 44.
And the inmates have been ripping each other to pieces verbally to the extent that if you left them in there for another fortnight you wouldn't need an eviction ceremony - just a dustpan and brush to sweep up the crumbs.
Sweeper and Funnel's smart design lets the sweeper fit inside the handle of the dustpan for storage, while the hollow handle of the dustpan also funnels for easier disposal.
If you don't like bending for dust-panning, this is a dustpan and broom - step on the pan and brush the debris in.
Sweeping up all the spills, numbs and food droppings in the kitchen and reaching for your dustpan or vacuum is a thing of the past.