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noun as in defeat

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She has her dusting day on Tuesday, vacuuming day on Wednesday and so on.

Flakes may fly in the Outer Banks as snow targets North Carolina, southern VirginiaWe can’t rule out a dusting or a coating, with the chance increasing as you head south of the Beltway.

Tres leches cake sports a two-toned top, thanks to a pink dusting of hibiscus sugar across half the luscious dessert.

It’s not impossible that a spot or two gets a quick dusting on grassy surfaces.

Some areas have already received a dusting and, with temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s, it’s cold enough to stick on paved surfaces.

Cue a series of shots of these veteran actors dusting off their best revenge faces.

To my horror, he was romping with a girl on a white beach, a scrim of sand dusting her tan skin.

Instead, her au naturel dusting and vacuuming maintained her svelte figure.

This would make sense, if there was a cut-off somewhere along the vast “deodorant using—crop dusting” continuum.

The wounded warrior in front of me rode so well, and so fast, dusting me in the flats, that for a while I forgot he was a veteran.

Does he want his servants to be as clever as himself—to read his books and papers instead of dusting his library.

He walks slowly, dusting the iron railing, then turns to give my door a few light strokes with the cat-o'-many-tails.

He found his judge awakening from a nap before his library fire and dusting the crumbs from his beard.

"Everything is so sweet and cosey I almost envy you," she added, dusting the top of the clock with a tiny feather duster.

"Professor Farrago said they were not for us to eat," she said, dusting each pie with powdered sugar.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dusting, such as: beating, drubbing, licking, rout, slaughter, and thrashing.

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