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Added 2nd definition. The author of the quote makes it clear that he's not refering to just any dust but the specific dust of the grave, the remains of corpse. Rklawton 15:37, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

I disagree. That's just poetry, using dust as a metonym for decomposed remains. It's not a whole different definition of dust. Fyrius 16:08, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

"dust" is also slang for w:Phencyclidine also known as "angel dust". Rklawton 15:36, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Webster's has a few we don't have - including a likely compromise for the above [1] Rklawton 13:38, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Underwater dust[edit]

What's underwater dust called? Since it's not covered by the first sense. Dictionaries always show such restricted senses that following them to speak isn't reasonable, it's the dictionary that has to follow what we say (descriptive). 2001:8A0:431A:1A01:70CB:9470:B719:9F37 17:59, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

I think it would be silt, which doesn't have the same composition as household dust. Equinox 18:05, 6 March 2016 (UTC)


I tried to add this page to Category:English terms derived from the PIE root *dʰewh₂-, but I couldn't figure out how; when I edited it in source format (as I always do when editing Wikipedia), there was no list of categories at the bottom, unlike on Wikipedia.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 17:44, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

There are alot more articles that should be added to said category.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 18:25, 24 September 2016 (UTC)