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adj. dust·i·er, dust·i·est
1. Covered or filled with dust.
2. Consisting of or resembling dust; powdery.
3. Tinged with gray.
4. Timeworn; stale: the dusty precepts of a bygone era.

dust′i·ly adv.
dust′i·ness n.
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Noun1.dustiness - the state of being covered with dust
dirtiness, uncleanness - the state of being unsanitary
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nStaubigkeit f


(dast) noun
1. fine grains of earth, sand etc. The furniture was covered in dust.
2. anything in the form of fine powder. gold-dust; sawdust.
to free (furniture etc) from dust. She dusts (the house) once a week.
ˈduster noun
a cloth for removing dust.
ˈdusty adjective
a dusty floor.
ˈdustiness noun
dustbin (ˈdasbin) noun
(American ˈgarbage-can or ˈtrash-can) a container for household rubbish.
dust-jacket (ˈdasdʒӕkit) noun
the loose paper cover of a book.
dustman (ˈdasmən) noun
a person employed to remove household rubbish.
dustpan (ˈdaspӕn) noun
a type of flat container with a handle, used for holding dust swept from the floor.
ˈdust-up noun
a quarrel. There was a bit of a dust-up between the two men.
dust down
to remove the dust from with a brushing action. She picked herself up and dusted herself down.
throw dust in someone's eyes
to try to deceive someone.
References in classic literature ?
It was a dusty old 'ouse, too, though nothin' to the dustiness of the 'ouse we tooked the bloomin' boxes from.
The subject of the public contract is the installation of equipment for reducing the dustiness of the workplace of mold removal and regeneration of the molding mixture.
While this model dates back hundreds of years, the dustiness doesn't come just from age.
The English Concert, however, is one of those groups that can do both - but without the dustiness.
The products are used for reduced loss of active rubber chemicals, reduced dustiness, etc.
The trend of world temperature in this century appears to be directly related to the trends of atmospheric carbon dioxide content, and atmospheric turbidity or dustiness," he said.
Upon cutting a variety of materials the dustiness of air is much higher than the maximum allowable concentration, and the expanding chips is a source of eye injury.
Oil instantly changes the look of the nail, taking away dustiness and dryness from the cuticle and encourages stronger growth,' says Madeline.
Mid-Ludfordian coeval carbon isotope, natural gamma ray and magnetic susceptibility excursions in the Mielnik IG-1 borehole (Eastern Poland) - dustiness as a possible link between global climate and the Silurian carbon isotope record.
The schedule should be based on the dustiness of the material being processed and operators should be required to sign a checklist (like you see in restrooms) when they perform the cleaning.
12) As he descends into the dank dustiness of forgotten memories, the hollow music echoes out, as unfamiliar as all the physical objects, covered in cobwebs --including a larger-than-life photograph of Brick in his days as a football star.