dust-collector love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In milling, a machine for removing and collecting the dust from purifiers and other milling-machines.

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Examples

  • But instead of ending up with a ridiculous dust-collector at the bottom of your closet, the Obama fad leaves you with higher taxes, a reduced retirement fund, no job and a one-year wait for an MRI.

    The short-lived Obama realignment - Curt_Levey’s blog - RedState

  • Indeed, we should as little think of taking these compositions as examples of the merits of their authors as we should think of measuring the valuable services of Mr. Walker, the postman, or Mr. Bell, the dust-collector, by the copy of verses they leave at our doors as a provocative of the expected annual gratuity — effusions with which they may fairly be classed for their intrinsic worth no less than their ultimate purport.

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine

  • I convinced myself that I could buy the lil’ dust-collector and still not be a “crazy cat lady” you know, the one who wears the embroidered sweatshirts with cat iron-ons appliquéd to them on merit of the fact that it probably had some connection to Japan.

    How Much is That Kitty in the Window? | The Anime Blog

  • Identity Disc was another Marvel dust-collector...there was nothing really wrong with it, I guess - it's Robert Rodi on writing chores, after all - but Marvel fans just plain didn't want it.

    Archive 2004-11-21

  • The electric dust-collector plates would take care of that.

    The Sum of all Fears

  • Mr. Walker, the postman, or Mr. Bell, the dust-collector, by the copy of verses they leave at our doors as a provocative of the expected annual gratuity -- effusions with which they may fairly be classed for their intrinsic worth no less than their ultimate purport.

    The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh

  • Nevertheless, Malcolm Salter, chairman of the Citizen Advisory Group and a former Blue Ribbon Commission member, said he's working to ensure that this report won't be a dust-collector.

    The Daily News Tribune Homepage RSS

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