Definitions

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  • n. A cloth used for dusting; a duster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of cloth used for wiping dust from objects or surfaces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a piece of cloth used for dusting

Etymologies

dust +‎ cloth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [She gets a large dustcloth which is lying folded on a shelf, and proceeds to spread it over the fine chair.

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  • As he was leaving the Friary after lunch, Neil was coming out of the chapel, a dustcloth and can of furniture polish in his hands.

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  • Obviously, I find this a small price to pay for such a nice dustcloth ;-.

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  • Standing there with her dustcloth in one hand, her mind on the past, Helen longed to touch it once more.

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  • Armed with a dustcloth, a can of furniture polish a roll of paper toweling, a bottle of glass cleaner, and the vacuum that she had herself given Mara as a housewarming gift six years before, she set to work in the low orange glow of the evening sun, polishing the table in the front foyer, wiping down the mirror above it, polishing the swirling mahogany bannister, vacuuming the stair runner.

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  • Invite them over, hand them a dustcloth, and just surround them with acceptance and love.

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  • I wasn't that stupid, but I took the dustcloth anyway.

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  • Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc and then run a dustcloth over the tables.

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  • Marie wiped her hands on the dustcloth she always carried in her apron pocket, not because her hands were dirty, but because her hands needed something to do.

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  • • Using a dustcloth treated with an antidust spray, dust every surface in your bedroom, moving and dusting everything on those surfaces.

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