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  • adj. Resembling dust.

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  • adj. as fine and powdery as dust


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dust +‎ -like


  • A strong headwind can pick up the fine dustlike sand in a blast that is blinding and choking.

    Obama’s Wars

  • You'll never know if you don't try it for yourself, she thought, then dumped the dustlike flakes into her mouth.


  • Early in the formation of the solar system, the interstellar space between the earth and the sun was filled with a lot of dustlike particles.

    The Source

  • Their dustlike seeds travel easily on the wind, spreading these plants from island to island.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • After the puffball has matured, the contents change into a brown, dustlike mass, and the top falls off; and it is then inedible.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)

  • She leaned out of bed, and watched Thistle strew the fine dustlike grains in each shoe.

    The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

  • After the land is manured and plowed it should be gone over in all directions with a disk and smoothing harrow, until it is of a dustlike fineness.

    Three Acres and Liberty

  • The essence of this view rests upon the fact previously noted that in the realm of the fixed stars there are many faintly shining aggregations of matter which are evidently not solid after the manner of the bodies in our solar system, but are in the state where their substances are in the condition of dustlike particles, as are the bits of carbon in flame or the elements which compose the atmosphere.

    Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography

  • Though the greater part of these distant luminous masses are evidently in the state of aggregation displayed by our own sun, many of them retain more or less of that vaporous, it may be dustlike, character which we suppose to have been the ancient state of all the matter in the universe.

    Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography

  • If this view be correct, it seems likely that we may look to great volcanic explosions as a source whence the dustlike particles which people the celestial spaces may have come.

    Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography


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