By which means, or by others, he grew rich as a Dust
Contractor, and lived in a hollow in a hilly country entirely composed of Dust
A few shrivelled and blackened vestiges of what had once been stuffed animals, desiccated mummies in jars that had once held spirit, a brown dust
of departed plants: that was all!
in the curtains, if you will pardon me for hinting such a thing, has parched my throat to a crisp."
"Where did all this dust
come from?" demanded General Guph, trying hard to swallow but finding his throat so dry he couldn't.
"Marry, it has been dusted
enough already," replied Robin; "and I now believe the Scripture saying that all men are but dust
, for it has sifted me through and through and lined my gullet an inch deep.
The sun, a red ball through the dust
, burned and scorched his back intolerably through his black coat.
Like millstones do they work, and like pestles: throw only seed-corn unto them!--they know well how to grind corn small, and make white dust
out of it.
The hedges were grey with dust
. And as they advanced towards Barnet a tumultuous murmuring grew stronger.
All that he had built would soon be dust
. The sound of the cement breaking under the heavy sledges, was almost more than she could bear.
The mender of roads went home, with the dust
going on before him according to the set of the wind, and was soon at the fountain, squeezing himself in among the lean kine brought there to drink, and appearing even to whisper to them in his whispering to all the village.
You will flutter high, but your wings are of the finest gauze, dusted
with the fairest pigments.
I stopped, and looked at the dust
and ashes, at the broken crockery and the old iron.