▪ house , household
▪ desert ( esp. AmE )
▪ cosmic , moon
▪ brick ( esp. BrE ), chalk , coal , gold , etc.
▪ fairy , magic , pixie ( esp. AmE )
… OF DUST
▪ cloud , layer
The tractor came up the track in a cloud of ~.
There was a layer of fine ~ on the table.
▪ particle , speck
Remove any particles of ~ on the surface of the paint.
microscopic specks of ~
VERB + DUST
▪ collect , gather
Her chess set lay on a shelf gathering ~.
▪ be covered in , be covered with
▪ brush , remove , shake , sweep , sweep up , wipe
He brushed the ~ off his clothes.
She shook the ~ from her hair.
The wind was blowing ~ through the streets of the city.
DUST + VERB
The ~ now lay in a thick layer on her piano.
▪ coat sth , cover sth
Dust covered the whole shelf.
The ~ settled on everything in the kitchen.
I waited for the ~ to settle from her resignation before talking to her about it. ( figurative )
▪ blow , float , fly , swirl
Dust swirled around them like a misty cloud.
▪ fall , rise
▪ fill sth
He started coughing as ~ filled his lungs.
The ~ cleared and Hari could see a tiger.
DUST + NOUN
▪ grain , mote ( old-fashioned ), particle
▪ ball , bunny (= a mass of dust and small pieces of hair, thread, etc.) ( informal ) (both AmE )
▪ devil (= a small column of dust over land, caused by the wind)
a house ~ mite
▪ cover ( esp. AmE ), sheet ( BrE ) (= for furniture, etc.)
▪ cover ( esp. AmE ), jacket (= of a book)
Dust is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ furniture