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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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(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.
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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 dustiness in the city will fall down and temperature will be changed.
According to the health and fitness expert, the dustiness and coarseness that is associated with harmattan in most parts of the country, calls for increased intake of pure fruit juice as an essential survival strategy for both adults and children.
It depends on how often the filter begins to accumulate dust, and this can vary according to the dustiness of the air in a given home and the number of hours the system is being used.
Grading of chemical hazard level based on time-weighted average occupational exposure limits (TWA-OELs [18]) * Hazard TWA-OELs level dustiness (D) 1 1 mg/[m.sup.3] < D [less than or equal to] 10 mg/[m.sup.3] 2 0.1 mg/[m.sup.3] < D [less than or equal to] 1 mg/[m.sup.3] 3 0.01 mg/[m.sup.3] < D [less than or equal to] 0.1 mg/[m.sup.3] 4 D < 0.01 mg/[m.sup.3] Hazard TWA-OELs level volatility (V) 1 50 ppm < V [less than or equal to] 500 ppm 2 5 ppm < V [less than or equal to] 50 ppm 3 0.5 ppm < V [less than or equal to] 5 ppm 4 V < 0.5 ppm * Based on: Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency.
The schedule should be based on the dustiness of the material being processed, and operators should be required to sign a preventive maintenance checklist when they perform the cleaning.
In its raw form, tapioca is bulky and causes dustiness. Thus, to maximize its utilization, it is normally pelleted before being incorporated into a commercial feed formulation.
While this model dates back hundreds of years, the dustiness doesn't come just from age.
Ebbehoj, "Dustiness and bio-aerosol exposure in sorting recyclable paper," Waste Management and Research, vol.
The English Concert, however, is one of those groups that can do both - but without the dustiness.