from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light sprinkling: sidewalks covered with a dusting of new snow.
- n. Slang A beating or defeat: gave the bully a good dusting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of dust.
- n. A light snowfall.
- n. A light covering of something.
- n. The act of removing dust from, as a household chore.
- n. A beating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of casting dust or powder upon anything; specifically, in ceramics, sprinkling over the damp, unburned clay, through a canvas bag, powdered lead or galena, which in the kiln will fuse into a glaze. This method of lead-glazing was employed in England for common red pottery. See lead-glaze and plumbiferous, 2.
- n. The act of brushing the dust from a surface, as of a table, chair, floor, etc.
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