It was a pleasant escape from the dust and noise of the building going on above them.
The carpenters tried to keep the dust level down, but it was impossible to avoid all of it.
Carrying a chair from the kitchen, she stretched to dust the top shelf of one of the bookcases beside the fireplace.
Then, a wave to the dust of the retreating vehicle.
Mavra Kuzminichna flicked the dust off the clavichord and closed it, and with a deep sigh left the drawing room and locked its main door.
"This." she said, slinging the ring in the dust at his feet.
The dust storm might work in their favor, but it would only increase their discomfort.
The storm kicked up dust behind them, but they managed to beat it to the corral.
First it was enough for a hand, but nothing but dust was within reach.
Her presence reduced Cynthia's domestic chores and eliminated the need for Dean and Fred to pick up more than the occasional dust rag.
At present our houses are cluttered and defiled with it, and a good housewife would sweep out the greater part into the dust hole, and not leave her morning's work undone.
The dust always hung motionless above the buzz of talk that came from the resting troops.
Faster and faster, vying with one another, they moved at the double or at a trot, vanishing amid the clouds of dust they raised and making the air ring with a deafening roar of mingling shouts.
We'll be safe here, and the moisture in the cave will keep the dust down.
"You happy, Dust-man?" he asked.
The door pulled him in, and he sat in the doorway, coughing at the ore dust cloud and staring.
He watched explosions wrack his planet until they rose high enough that the toxic dust storm he'd started marred the surface of the planet from view.
Get ready to grab your dust mop, Harriet.
In every mirror, dust obliterated her past.
Each day they changed positions in line so that no one ate the dust from all the wagons every day.
All that churning of sand and dust disguised their trail to some degree, but nothing could hide the trail of five heavy wagons.
Bordeaux studied the dust through a pair of field glasses.
Dampening her scarf, she closed her eyes and wiped most of the dust from her face.
Don't eat too much dust today.
Hours later, baked by the sun and choked with dust, Pete finally called a halt for the day.
Maria was already on the stairs, dust rag and mop in hand.
The tarantula cat was sucking up dirt and dust from the kitchen corners.
I dust and sweep but a stern lady looks after the madam whose care is beyond my responsibilities.
The flakes were not large, but unlike most gentle Ouray snow storms, they didn't drift to the ground like tiny dust motes.
But on the road, the highroad along which the troops marched, there was no such freshness even at night or when the road passed through the forest; the dew was imperceptible on the sandy dust churned up more than six inches deep.
The artillery and baggage wagons moved noiselessly through the deep dust that rose to the very hubs of the wheels, and the infantry sank ankle-deep in that soft, choking, hot dust that never cooled even at night.
Some of this dust was kneaded by the feet and wheels, while the rest rose and hung like a cloud over the troops, settling in eyes, ears, hair, and nostrils, and worst of all in the lungs of the men and beasts as they moved along that road.
The sun, just bursting forth from behind a cloud that had concealed it, was shining, with rays still half broken by the clouds, over the roofs of the street opposite, on the dew- besprinkled dust of the road, on the walls of the houses, on the windows, the fence, and on Pierre's horses standing before the hut.
It needs no critical exertion to reduce utterly to dust any deductions drawn from history.
The gory, dust-stained, half-shaven head with its long neck trailed twisting along the ground.
The same day she had learned, at different times, the words: hOUSE, WEED, DUST, SWING, MOLASSES, FAST, SLOW, MAPLE-SUGAR and COUNTER, and she had not forgotten one of these last.
I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground.
She lighted a lamp to show me the inside of the roof and the walls, and also that the board floor extended under the bed, warning me not to step into the cellar, a sort of dust hole two feet deep.
No dust has settled on that robe; no time has elapsed since that divinity was revealed.
After hoeing, or perhaps reading and writing, in the forenoon, I usually bathed again in the pond, swimming across one of its coves for a stint, and washed the dust of labor from my person, or smoothed out the last wrinkle which study had made, and for the afternoon was absolutely free.
It is a mirror which no stone can crack, whose quicksilver will never wear off, whose gilding Nature continually repairs; no storms, no dust, can dim its surface ever fresh;--a mirror in which all impurity presented to it sinks, swept and dusted by the sun's hazy brush--this the light dust-cloth--which retains no breath that is breathed on it, but sends its own to float as clouds high above its surface, and be reflected in its bosom still.
It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.