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bite the dust to be unsuccessful or defeated; fail decisively. [2 definitions]
cosmic dust very fine particles of matter found in interplanetary space.
dust bowl an area that has become desertlike because of severe dust storms or drought.
dust devil a small whirlwind that raises a narrow column of dust, sand, and debris.
dust jacket a paper cover to protect a book's binding. [2 definitions]
dust ruffle a floor-length decorative ruffle, usu. made of a light fabric such as cotton, that hangs from a mattress around three or four sides of a bed.
dust storm a storm of severe winds that sweep up clouds of dust from land dried up by a drought.
gold dust gold in the form of fine particles or a powder.