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dusty

  

      adj   , dustier, dustiest  
1    covered with or involving dust  
2    like dust in appearance or colour  
3    (of a colour) tinged with grey; pale  
dusty pink     
4    a dusty answer   an unhelpful or bad-tempered reply  
5    not so dusty  
Informal   not too bad; fairly well: often in response to the greeting how are you?  
  dustily      adv  
  dustiness      n  


dusty miller  
      n  
1      (Also called)    snow-in-summer   a caryophyllaceous plant, Cerastium tomentosum, of SE Europe and Asia, having white flowers and downy stems and leaves: cultivated as a rock plant  
2    a plant, Artemisia stelleriana, of NE Asia and E North America, having small yellow flower heads and downy stems and leaves: family Compositae (composites)  
3    any of various other downy plants, such as the rose campion  
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dusty

  
1    dirty, grubby, sooty, unclean, undusted, unswept  
2    chalky, crumbly, friable, granular, powdery, sandy  

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