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dust mop

noun
1.
a long-handled mop of dry, absorbent material, used for dusting floors.
Also called dry mop.
Origin of dust mop
1950-1955
1950-55

dust-mop

[duhst-mop] /ˈdʌstˌmɒp/
verb (used with object), dust-mopped, dust-mopping.
1.
to clean with a dust mop.
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  • They are waxed a few times each year, and a little work each morning with dust mop and carpet sweeper keeps them in good order.

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  • Penny and Mrs. Weems entered the cottage where the seamstress was running a dust mop over the floors.

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