• WordNet 3.6
    • n dustiness the state of being covered with dust
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n dustiness dŭst"ĭ*nĕs The state of being dusty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dustiness The state of being dusty.
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  • George Meredith
    “Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!”
  • Louise Bogan
    Louise Bogan
    “Women have no wilderness in them. They are provident instead content in the tight hot cell of their hearts. To eat dusty bread.”


In literature:

Reflections are not seen in dusty glass, Which, cleaned, will mirror all the things that pass.
"Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works" by Kåalidåasa
Soon the caravan of the merry-go-round was but a series of faint specks down the dusty road.
"The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair" by Laura Lee Hope
The toil-worn, dusty little figure was long in sight, for now the road ran in a direct line.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
Voyager on dusty wings (A Moth).
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
To her the way seemed very long and dusty, but on and on she trudged.
"A Little Florida Lady" by Dorothy C. Paine
The withering sunlight of a day late in August fell upon the dusty street, now almost deserted.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
After a while she saw that its two windows gave it light enough but that it was very confused, cluttery and dusty.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
Maria stood on the dusty sidewalk in the glare of electric light, and waited.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
It is rough and dusty to the extreme, but will be very pleasant.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
He saw nothing, except an old-fashioned electric fan and a few dusty books.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker

In poetry:

'A man should write to please himself,'
He proudly said.
Well, see his poems on the shelf,
Dusty, unread.
"Poor Poet" by Robert W Service
My true love's name is lost to me,
The prey of dusty years,
But in the falling Rain I see
And know her by her tears!
"The Lost Name" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
The dusty rascal saw the trail;
He never saw it plainer;
The reason why he came to fail
Will take a shrewd explainer.
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
In the dusty streets and lanes,
Where the lowly children play,
There as gentle friends ye smile,
Making brighter life's highway
"Dandelions" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
One along the dusty highway
Toiling counts the weary hours,
And one among its shining throng
The world has crowned with flowers.
"There Was One Who Walked In Shadow" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Hushed are the pigeons cooing low
On dusty rafters of the loft;
And mild-eyed oxen, breathing soft,
Sleep on the fragrant hay below.
"The Christmas Silence" by Margaret Deland

In news:

Dusty Rhodes News Archive.
Dusty Rhodes News Archive from Judgment Day.
Singer Dusty Springfield subject of off-Broadway musical, Forever Dusty .
7p-12m Email: dusty @wtqr.com Facebook: Become a Fan Twitter: Follow Me Google+: Add to circles.
ST LOUIS (AP) — Dusty Baker missed the Cincinnati Reds' division-clinching win.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Derek Lowe trades insults with Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker.
Cortez is more of a ' dusty little town'.
This theater image released by The O + M Company shows Kirsten Holly Smith as Dusty Springfield in "Forever Dusty .".
Theater Review Forever Dusty .
A drunk, a thief and dusty roads.
The Dikin family enjoys spending time together on the dusty trails.
A photo taken in Fullerton of Nick Atkinson on the back of dad Dusty 's chopper at age 6 or 7.
Dusty Baker was the NL's best manager this season.
Remember " Dusty " the klepto kitty.
INTERVIEWS Sky Ferreira Shoots and Shoplifts in Dusty 'Sad Dream' Video.

In science:

We are applying a very straightforward principle here: high-redshift (z > 1) passively evolving luminous ellipticals will tend to satisfy all three criteria simultaneously while most sample interlopers (e.g., dusty starburst galaxies, M-type dwarf stars) will not.
EROs in the EIS Fields. I: The AXAF (Chandra) Deep Field
The interaction of a dusty medium with the radiation field then requires the knowledge of the quantities Qν,a , Qν,s and fν .
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
All star-formation in the Galaxy happens in dusty MCs, the early evolution phases of young star clusters occurr inside such dusty regions, hence are optically hidden.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
This property is due to the peculiar shape of galaxy spectra in the sub-mm, with an extremely steep slope from 1 mm to 100 µm, as illustrated in Figure 2 for the prototype dusty starburst galaxy M82.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
However, observations of both young and evolved stars have revealed low β ∼ 0.2 − 1.4 (Weintraub et al. 1989; Knapp et al. 1993) and this is usually attributed to grains growing to very large sizes in cool, dusty envelopes or disks.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies