A dust storm was probably brewing.
First it was enough for a hand, but nothing but dust was within reach.
The storm kicked up dust behind them, but they managed to beat it to the corral.
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 carpenters tried to keep the dust level down, but it was impossible to avoid all of it.
"This." she said, slinging the ring in the dust at his feet.
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.
The dust always hung motionless above the buzz of talk that came from the resting troops.
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.
It was a pleasant escape from the dust and noise of the building going on above them.
When the dust settles, he can probably get on staff at Keene State.
Carrying a chair from the kitchen, she stretched to dust the top shelf of one of the bookcases beside the fireplace.
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.
The dust storm might work in their favor, but it would only increase their discomfort.
We'll be safe here, and the moisture in the cave will keep the dust down.
Then, a wave to the dust of the retreating vehicle.
Her presence reduced Cynthia's domestic chores and eliminated the need for Dean and Fred to pick up more than the occasional dust rag.
In every mirror, dust obliterated her past.
Get ready to grab your dust mop, Harriet.
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.
That evening, she climbed from her wagon and beat the dust from her clothes with her hat.
Dampening her scarf, she closed her eyes and wiped most of the dust from her face.
Hours later, baked by the sun and choked with dust, Pete finally called a halt for the day.
"You happy, Dust-man?" he asked.
"Hold the salt, Dust-man," Damian warned.
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.
When it slowed for the drive, the dust caught up, hiding it in a swirling cloud.
Don't eat too much dust today.
Cassie squinted into the darkness, searching for a target, but all she could see was dust and an occasional hoof.
This isn't the first dust storm you've been through, is it?
It takes time we don't have, it won't fool the Indians, and you're raising dust they might see.
He was probably washing some of the dust off his insides last night and overdid it.
Brenda was given a few days off and the dust settled.
You don't have a spot of dust anywhere in your house or car and your name's Dusty.
We need to dust off a few ops plans for this weekend.
Old news, Dust-man.
"Dust-man, we've got a Quarterly to prep for," Damian said.
It sounded pretty, like the poof the desert dust made when the first drops of rain fell.
And Dust-man won't let anything near them.
Even Bird Song's gilded front sign, advertising the bed and breakfast, had been washed of a year's dust from the unpaved side street.
The attorney quickly recovered and half slid, half ran down the slope next to his Jeep where they were standing, covering his shiny black shoes with dust in the process and nearly falling on the seat of his creased shorts.
Lydia Larkin spun out of the meadow in a cloud of dust, leaving Dean to await its dissipation before following in his open vehicle.
The tracks of the vehicle that preceded him were clear in the dust of the turnoff, and he knew he'd guessed correctly as he neared the now-familiar meadow below the mine.
He reached into his pocket and withdrew a small black pouch, pouring its contents—two green gems holding the dust of human souls—into his palm.
The door pulled him in, and he sat in the doorway, coughing at the ore dust cloud and staring.
Above each shelf, a hinged, Plexiglas cover kept dust off the shoes.
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.
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.
Whichever side you walk in the woods the partridge bursts away on whirring wings, jarring the snow from the dry leaves and twigs on high, which comes sifting down in the sunbeams like golden dust, for this brave bird is not to be scared by winter.
Boris paused in the middle of the room, looked round, brushed a little dust from the sleeve of his uniform, and going up to a mirror examined his handsome face.
We are childwen of the dust... but one falls in love and one is a God, one is pua' as on the first day of cweation...
"Don't kick up the dust, you infantry!" jested an hussar whose prancing horse had splashed mud over some foot soldiers.
Without looking at anyone, "Uncle" blew the dust off it and, tapping the case with his bony fingers, tuned the guitar and settled himself in his armchair.
The gory, dust-stained, half-shaven head with its long neck trailed twisting along the ground.
She applied the brakes and the dust cloud caught up, cloaking the road so thickly that visibility was down to the front of the car.
Her sandals raised little puffs of dust every time she put a foot down in the soft dirt.
He squatted and took some of the freshly dug soil in his hand, crushing the lumps and letting the dust run through his fingers.
It's dust in my bathroom sink!
And no dust, even in the cabinet.
They were covered with dust in the storage rooms.
Her English vocabulary was growing a word at a time—mostly terms like dust, vacuum, linens, dishes and other domestic terminologies.
The dust emitted from mining the ore was poisonous in its raw state.
I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground.
Even in Calidas' drama of Sacontala, we read of "rills dyed yellow with the golden dust of the lotus."
She stared into the flames, wondering why none of the windows had curtains, and why so many things were left to gather dust in the attic.