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dust·ing

 (dŭs′tĭng)
n.
1. A light sprinkling: sidewalks covered with a dusting of new snow.
2. Slang A beating or defeat: gave the bully a good dusting.

dusting

(ˈdʌstɪŋ)
n
1. the activity of removing dust from something, esp by wiping it with a cloth
2. a thin layer: a light dusting of grey on his hair.
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dusting

noun
Slang. The act of defeating or the condition of being defeated:
Slang: licking.
Translations

dusting

[ˈdʌstɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= cleaning) → limpieza f
2. (= beating) → paliza f
3. (Culin) (= sprinkling) → espolvoreado m
B. CPD dusting powder Npolvos mpl secantes

dusting

[ˈdʌstɪŋ] népoussetage m
I hate dusting!
BUT Je déteste faire les poussières!.
to do the dusting → faire les poussièresdust jacket n [book] → jaquette f

dusting

n
Staubwischen nt; to do the dustingStaub wischen; when I’ve finished the dustingwenn ich mit Staubwischen fertig bin
(Cook etc: = sprinkling) → (Be)stäuben nt; a dusting of snoweine dünne Schneedecke

dusting

[ˈdʌstɪŋ]
1. n to do the dustingspolverare
to give sth a dusting → dare una spolverata a qc
2. adj dusting powderborotalco
References in classic literature ?
So you must try to be contented with making your name boyish, and playing brother to us girls," said Beth, stroking the rough head with a hand that all the dish washing and dusting in the world could not make ungentle in its touch.
But Whiskey Dick, guiltily attributing the movement to his own indiscreet gesture, said, "Excuse me, miss," recovered himself by lightly dusting her shoulder with his handkerchief, as if to remove the impression, and her smile returned.
So saying he procured the plane; and with his old silk handkerchief first dusting the bench, vigorously set to planing away at my bed, the while grinning like an ape.
The man took up my feet one by one and examined them; then standing up and dusting his hands one against the other, he said:
Nicely," said Ruth, taking off her little drab bonnet, and dusting it with her handkerchief, displaying, as she did so, a round little head, on which the Quaker cap sat with a sort of jaunty air, despite all the stroking and patting of the small fat hands, which were busily applied to arranging it.
Now came some more chamber-maids and retouched the sidewalk, and afterward wiped the marble steps with damp cloths and finished by dusting them off with feather brushes.
Bessie had now finished dusting and tidying the room, and having washed her hands, she opened a certain little drawer, full of splendid shreds of silk and satin, and began making a new bonnet for Georgiana's doll.
No sweeping and dusting, only good fire and dry sheets were necessary.