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  • n. Plural form of duster.


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  • Modern crop "dusters" deliver only liquids, so the killing power must come from sprayed droplets that by chance remain suspended as an extremely fine mist and are breathed in by those on the ground.

    Crying Wolf: The Terrorist Crop-Duster

  • There are sweater sets you can live in, shoes and bags (some day-glo yellow duffle shapes wrapped in nylon "dusters" to stay dry should it rain) and a glass cabinet that holds Isaac's whimsical jewelry.

    Nancy Marks: Get to Know: Isaac Mizrahi

  • It's probably the closest we can know to the topsoil "dusters" in the US in the 1930s, chronicled in The Worst Hard Time.

    Granular Blitzkrieg

  • In three of these vehicles our party of six began the descent on Tuesday morning, wrapped in linen "dusters" of various shades and shapes, and armed with countless varieties of smoking gear.

    Mr. Isaacs

  • Six or eight men in "dusters," carrying parcels and handbags, projected themselves upon the solitary, rickety carry-all, so that Ransom could read his own fate, while the ruminating conductor of the vehicle, a lean, shambling citizen, with a long neck and a tuft on his chin, guessed that if he wanted to get to the hotel before dusk he would have to strike out.

    The Bostonians, Vol. II (of II)

  • Over the last four years, "dusters" scanned millions of tracks in the sample looking for these grains.

    Discover Blogs

  • We visited people in their homes and saw appalling conditions—crop dusters flying low and spraying pesticides on fields where migrant workers were picking crops; women giving birth in the fields; children living in homes without plumbing or running water.

    The Good Fight

  • I also go to home purchase Peacock or feather dusters for tying.

    More Cheap Thrills: Walking the Flats in Chucks

  • Then after the big dusters hit, you had a massive exodus: more than a quarter million people left their homes and fled.

    A Conversation with Timothy Egan about The Worst Hard Time

  • The forest service grounded its firefighting planes Sunday because of the high winds, but the aircraft — including a large tanker and six smaller aircraft similar to crop dusters — were expected to be able to fly Monday, Kearney said.

    Wind-whipped Texas wildfires kill one, burn 110,000 acres


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