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- v. Present participle of blow away.
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Alakazam! — and her face went blank, her mouth closed, her arms went slack, and she backed out of the room, stunned, as if she were blowing away like a small brown leaf, thin, brittle, lifeless.
A squad in the 101st, for example, claimed to have spent its entire arsenal blowing away the Virgin Mary.
Chaff the husk of corn or wheat which was separated from the grain by being thrown into the air, the wind blowing away the chaff, while the grain was saved.
The rest of the huge structure was left unlit and empty, but even the darkest, most obscure little cubbyhole was clean and dust-free; when not waiting on their mistress the servants spent their time blowing away dust and cobwebs.