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1.1(household)polvo masculinothe dust of ages — el polvo de (los) siglos
- to gather dust — llenarse de / juntar polvo
- My boots raised small clouds of dust from the ground as I followed the rutted and rocky little goat-trail up the hillside.
- Old tapes carry a lot of dust or other particles that can clog up your VCR.
- The door rattled a bit and small particles of dust floated to the ground.
- Are we going to see small clouds of dust when fighting on dusty grounds?
- Instead he brushed a bit of dust off his dirty sleeve, as if this tiny bit of dust really mattered, compared to all the soot and blood staining his clothing.
- Once his large body hit the ground a cloud of dust and dirt filled the room.
- We forded the home river, and with bouncing wheels and an all-enveloping cloud of red dust, ground our way up the opposite bank.
- A breeze ruffled her cloak and brought up little clouds of dust from the ground.
- Particulates and dust in Earth's atmosphere along the line of sight tend to absorb blue light more effectively than red light.
- The most popular theory is that a cloud of dust smothered the earth in a thick haze that would have blocked out the sun.
- Within an instant, a swirling cloud of dust from the sandy ground was kicked up.
- Fine particles of dust will get everywhere - even if you section off the room, but you may be able to minimize the impact on the rest of the house.
- It takes five to seven days for the atmospheric currents to carry dust, smoke or industrial pollutants from Asia to the US.
- He also suddenly noticed that the ground fog was down to thin wisps revealing the bare dirt that erupted in tiny clouds of dust with each footfall.
- They have appointed a German company to carry out tests on dust in surrounding homes and flats and asked residents to keep a diary of when they spot pollution coming from the chimney.
- Soiled with dust and ground-in dirt, taped and re-taped, the pages were beginning to fall apart.
- Clouds of dust billowed from the surface, but it was comfortable enough.
- However, it means no waxing or polishing is necessary; surface dust and dirt can be removed by light hosing from time to time.
- It may also by carried by dust and long grass contaminated by infected animals so if one beast develops the condition, the others should be moved out of that pasture.
- There's thick dust on every surface, your kitchen's caked in layers of fat, and the bathroom just doesn't bear thinking about.
- to gather dust — llenarse de / juntar polvo
1.2(on ground)polvo masculinotierra femenino América Latina
1.3(in air)polvo masculinothe horses raised a cloud of dust — los caballos levantaron una polvareda
2(of gold, coal)polvo masculino
- At least 36 miners were killed and 30 injured yesterday in an underground methane and coal dust explosion in eastern Ukraine.
- He was working with a stone-dusting crew, a safety procedure to minimise the risks of a potentially fatal coal dust explosion underground.
- Comets are thought to be remnants from the earliest days of the solar system, containing pristine space dust and other material from this crucial period.
- ‘Now that there's no longer coal dust lying atop of everything, you can see how beautiful this country really is,’ says Red.
- Pneumoconiosis is caused by inhaling coal dust.
- Pressure last night mounted on the Government to end the shame of some former mineworkers crippled by coal dust being denied proper compensation.
- These are badly in need of renovation - years of coal dust have darkened them.
- Smothered in coal dust, we looked like the Black and White Minstrels, and the removal of our lab goggles just made us look even more ridiculous.
- St Mary Le Strand is small and filthy on the outside from centuries of pea-soupers, coal dust and modern day pollution.
- When the strike began, his father was a few days from early retirement, a victim of coal dust and the lung disease emphysema.
- The bags were found to contain coal dust and ended up sitting in the cellar for many years until the bill was settled.
- Among the characters is the driver who bequeathed to his family the stubborn speck of coal dust in his eye.
- And even after they'd cleaned up you could still see the coal dust under their skin.
- He printed on shopping bags and plexiglas and placed unconventional material like diamond dust on his prints.
- Black sputum is a sign of inhalation of particles, usually from cigarettes, but classically from coal dust in miners.
- Sections 28 through 43 consolidate the rules regarding asbestos, silica and coal dust.
- Coal dust sifts through her hair, invading eyes, nose, and mouth.
- The Millennium Stadium on match days is absolutely brimming with redundant miners, with coal dust in their hair and their pick-axes left at the turnstiles.
- Water sprayed on the huge exposed seam settles dust and keeps the air clean, and prevents a fire hazard with explosive coal dust.
- If inhaled, cadmium dust causes dryness of the throat, choking, headache, and pneumonia-like symptoms.
3 literariopolvo masculinodust to dust, ashes to ashes — polvo eres y en polvo te convertirás
- When the boy awakened from his coma fully he would discover that all he knew were dead and dust.
- Before him and everyone else, the army dissolved into dust and ash.
- He was tense and coiled, and if looks could kill, she would already have been a pile of ash and dust.
- Why should we be doomed to grow old, gray, yellow and saggy before we turn to ashes and dust?
- Their bodies are dust, their voices gone; now only documents exist to indicate their unpleasant fates.
- We are mortals, made of dust and need your spirit to moisten our brows.
- Abraham answered, ‘Behold, I have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.’
- Luther said of himself, ‘I am dust and ashes and full of sin.’
- But Genesis is a narrative, and its historical and spiritual truths are authenticated in the actions and characters of men and women of flesh and blood, dust and ashes.
- He suggests not, and translates the text, ‘Therefore I retract and change my mind, being but dust and ashes.’
- Creatures are dust and ashes that rightly should tremble before the Judgement Throne of a just, benevolent and fearful deity who metes out punishment and reward.
- Finally, the best advice of the week comes from an American comedian who asks you to remember both that you are dust and ashes and that the world was created just for you.
4(dusting)to give sth a dust — sacarle / limpiarle el polvo a algo
- Never the less he gave it a quick dust, fitted the terminator device and left.
- If it does, a quick dust with a damp cloth will round up rogue particles or pollen.
1(remove dust from)to dust the furniture — quitarles el polvo a los muebles
- Removing dead leaves and flowers as well as wiping or dusting the leaves of your plants will keep them happy and healthy and keep your indoor garden looking gorgeous.
- She got up slowly, dusting the specks of dirt off her pants, and walked towards the door.
- To mark the change there is a huge clean out, the temple is dusted and washed from top to bottom.
- You were to dust my bookshelves and wash the windows and clean the carpets twice a week.
- I opened the box and dusted the fine haired brush before applying the dark fingerprinting dust with gentle strokes onto the glass to make the prints visible.
- Spotting a broom at the other end of the room she dusted the shelves and washed the walls.
- His desk was dusted clean, revealing reflections on the varnished wooden surface.
- The equipment will all be cleaned and dusted the night before.
- And the hospital is kept thoroughly clean and dusted every day - and that included the tops of cupboards and places that you do not normally see.
- Anyway, I dusted my hands clean of that place, and what a load feels like it's been lifted.
- The boots were dusted clean by many of the players that returned to the squad.
- He also told her about cleaning his room and dusting the pictures and other small things like that.
- The film loader is not very clean and should I try cleaning and dusting it or simply buy a new one?
- The boy finished his half, dusted his hands clean, bit his lip, and raised a hand in farewell.
- I cleaned two pairs of boots, swept and dusted the room and the hall and got the breakfast up.
- Watching the old Chinese at work, removing the piles, piece by piece and dusting them, I spotted what looked like a life-size torso lying under a twisted heap.
- We cleaned out the dog house (which our cat also uses), dusted the inside, and cleaned and dusted the dog's bed.
- For the whole of her first day in her grandmother's old house, Emma swept cobwebs from the ceilings and dusted furniture and washed walls and floors.
- I dusted the sand and dirt off of my blue jean skirt.
- Recently a homeowner in Finland was engaged in a ritual spring cleaning, which included emptying the bookshelves and dusting each volume.
2(sprinkle)espolvorearto dust sth (with sth) — espolvorear algo (con algo)
- Whichever noodles you choose, don't forget to dust some diced garlic powder onto them to add more fragrance.
- She quickly rubbed baby oil all over him and then she dusted him with talcum powder.
- I imagine them in an eight by six metre space glowing ripe and juicy, dusted with a sprinkling of rain.
- This along with the spices should be dusted over the mixed fruit and nuts, kneaded together.
- Leave the tart to cool and dust with cocoa powder.
- Water was available at all times, and the bats were fed daily with mealworms dusted with multivitamin powder.
- If dusted with cocoa powder, as they often are, these are thought to look like freshly dug real truffles.
- Sweetbread dusted in a spiced powder and roast whole was just so, but it was impaired by a dice of scallops.
- Silica Gel is the same drying agent used in packing or flower drying and can be ground to a powder to dust onto insects.
- The chocolate biscuit cake dusted with coconut was great as a kiddie bribe and also went smoothly with my afternoon coffee.
- He leans forward to tie a lace, his foot resting on the wheel arch, the skin on his sculptural face so clear and refined, it's as if it has been dusted with gold.
- But this lot was made with gingerbread, which was dusted with powdered sugar and pepper.
- We'll dust ourselves with clay and fossilized feces, fashion a tool driven by a concept, something to blow their little minds.
- That said, I'm a bit of a picnic pedant; I have to have little twists of salt and pepper to dust on to my crisp salad or a ripe tomato or two.
- The croutons are toasted and dusted with sugar and spices.
- Or, roast some root vegetables, dusted with spices and tossed in olive oil, for 30-40 minutes.
- Perhaps your cat would like her basket rearranged with a new throw and a little wee pillow all lightly dusted with catnip.
- It was spacious, it had a nice boardwalk linking the seating areas, lightly dusted with sand for effect.
- As I tucked into my fries, each lightly dusted with salt, I could feel my entire system sighing with relief.
- Next to the salad you'll find rings of raw onion lightly dusted with the zesty, purple-red sumac, which brightens up the taste of the meat in a subtle, but noticeable way.
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