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dusty: consisting of dust Troil. III. ii. 196 “mighty states ... grated To nothing” ; applied to death as the state in which all ‘turn to dust’ (Eccles. iii. 20) Mac. V. v. 23 “lighted fools The way to death” ; cf. ‘dustie death's defeature’ (Anthony Copley's ‘Fig for Fortune’), ‘brought me into the dust of death’ (Psalm xxii. 15).
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