2. To sprinkle with dust.
3. To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate. Sprat.
To dyst one's jacket, to give one a flogging. [Slang.]
(Dust"brush`) n. A brush of feathers, bristles, or hair, for removing dust from furniture.
1. One who, or that which, dusts; a utensil that frees from dust. Specifically: (a) (Paper Making) A revolving
wire-cloth cylinder which removes the dust from rags, etc. (b) (Milling) A blowing machine for separating
the flour from the bran.
2. A light over-garment, worn in traveling to protect the clothing from dust. [U.S.]
(Dust"i*ness) n. The state of being dusty.
(Dust"less), a. Without dust; as a dustless path.
(Dust"man) p.; pl. Dustmen One whose employment is to remove dirt and refuse. Gay.
(Dust"pan`) n. A shovel-like utensil for conveying away dust brushed from the floor.
(Dust"-point`) n. An old rural game.
With any boy at dust-point they shall play.Peacham
(Dust"y) a. [Compar. Dustier (-i*er); superl. Dustiest ] [AS. dystig. See Dust.]
1. Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table; also, reducing to dust.
And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsShak.
The way to dusty death.
2. Like dust; of the color of dust; as, a dusty white.
Dusty miller (Bot.), a plant (Cineraria maritima); so called because of the ashy-white coating of its
Dutch auction. See under Auction. Dutch cheese, a small, pound, hard cheese, made from
skim milk. Dutch clinker, a kind of brick made in Holland. It is yellowish, very hard, and long and
narrow in shape. Dutch clover (Bot.), common white clover the seed of which was largely imported
into England from Holland. Dutch concert, a so-called concert in which all the singers sing at the
same time different songs. [Slang] Dutch courage, the courage of partial intoxication. [Slang] Marryat.
Dutch door, a door divided into two parts, horizontally, so arranged that the lower part can be shut
and fastened, while the upper part remains open. Dutch foil, Dutch leaf, or Dutch gold, a kind
of brass rich in copper, rolled or beaten into thin sheets, used in Holland to ornament toys and paper;
called also Dutch mineral, Dutch metal, brass foil, and bronze leaf. Dutch liquid (Chem.), a
thin, colorless, volatile liquid, C2H4Cl2, of a sweetish taste and a pleasant ethereal odor, produced by
the union of chlorine and ethylene or olefiant gas; called also Dutch oil. It is so called because discovered
(Dutch) a. [D. duitsch German; or G. deutsch, orig., popular, national, OD. dietsc, MHG. diutsch,
tiutsch, OHG. diutisk, fr. diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS. peód, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth.
piuda; cf. Lith. tauta land, OIr. tuath people, Oscan touto. The English have applied the name especially
to the Germanic people living nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf. Derrick, Teutonic.] Pertaining to
Holland, or to its inhabitants.