With the drought and fire came high winds, dust storms, record temperatures, and ramped up evaporation levels.
The dust catches in the throat like smoke, and the tiny glasslike shards sting the eyes.
The planes promptly took off, leaving Obama and his crew in the dust.
The dress glimmered like a rare Roman coin found buried in the dust.
They see the little girl, they see the explosion, the dust is all around them, the wounded man is in front of them.
Now, is it reasonable to believe that dust, however fine, will remain in the atmosphere at that elevation for over six months?
Mauburn felt the rock foundations of Manhattan Island to be crumbling to dust.
Titokowaru was safe in his bush retreat in the Ngatimaru Country, his last battle fought, his once godlike mana in the dust.
I'd worked wid my mouf full of dust, but could not stop to get a drink of water.
Now that their hearts have been dust all these hundreds of years, what good is it to them that they denied themselves love?
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."
Narcotics in powder form (1960s+ Narcotics)
Storms of sand and dust sometimes overtake Eastern travellers. They are very dreadful, many perishing under them. Jehovah threatens to bring on the land of Israel, as a punishment for forsaking him, a rain of "powder and dust" (Deut. 28:24). To cast dust on the head was a sign of mourning (Josh. 7:6); and to sit in dust, of extreme affliction (Isa. 47:1). "Dust" is used to denote the grave (Job 7:21). "To shake off the dust from one's feet" against another is to renounce all future intercourse with him (Matt. 10:14; Acts 13:51). To "lick the dust" is a sign of abject submission (Ps. 72:9); and to throw dust at one is a sign of abhorrence (2 Sam. 16:13; comp. Acts 22:23).