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Mauburn felt the rock foundations of Manhattan Island to be crumbling to dust.

I'd worked wid my mouf full of dust, but could not stop to get a drink of water.

I'd level straightway with the dust, and with it sink our shame.

The making it difficult is part of the dust the Caucasian throws in his own eyes.

The object may be as small as a grain of dust or as big as a warship; to the water it is all the same.

There is nothing luminous, transparent, or delicate about dust.

If the delicate redness of the sky is not caused by dust, what is it caused by?

How high from the surface of the ground has this dust been gathered--at what elevation?

I shook the dust of Canada from my feet, and have never regretted it.

It seemed too bright for a thing formed of dust, and doomed to crumble into dust again.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dust, from Proto-Germanic *dunstaz (cf. Old High German tunst "storm, breath," German Dunst "mist, vapor," Danish dyst "milldust," Dutch duist), from PIE *dheu- (1) "dust, smoke, vapor" (cf. Sanskrit dhu- "shake," Latin fumus "smoke"). Meaning "that to which living matter decays" was in Old English, hence, figuratively, "mortal life."

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