dustrag


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dustrag

(ˈdʌstˌræɡ)
n
a piece of fabric that is used to dust surfaces
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Noun1.dustrag - a piece of cloth used for dusting
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
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References in classic literature ?
She was horrified to think how near she had come to being guilty herself; she had been saved in the nick of time by a revival in the colored Methodist Church, a fortnight before, at which time and place she "got religion." The very next day after that gracious experience, while her change of style was fresh upon her and she was vain of her purified condition, her master left a couple dollars unprotected on his desk, and she happened upon that temptation when she was polishing around with a dustrag. She looked at the money awhile with a steady rising resentment, then she burst out with:
I'm in the kitchen with a dustrag in one hand and Pledge in the other when my mother walks in.
I've never lifted cover off pot, swung a mop or broom, dunked a dish or even pushed a dustrag. I'm lost wit' out Lula, I need her, John, I need her.