dusty
dusty dust"y (d[u^]st"[y^]), a. [Compar. {Dustier} (d[u^]st"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Dustiest} (d[u^]st"[i^]*[e^]st).] [AS. dystig. See {Dust}.] 1. Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table; a dusty attic; also, reducing to dust. [1913 Webster]

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Like dust; of the color of dust; as, a dusty white. [1913 Webster]

{Dusty miller} (Bot.), a plant ({Cineraria maritima}); -- so called because of the ashy-white coating of its leaves. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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