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1. Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table; also, reducing to dust. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. (Shak)

2. Like dust; of the colour of dust; as a dusty white.

(Science: botany) dusty miller, a plant (Cineraria maritima); so called because of the ashy-white coating of its leaves.

Origin: as. Dystig. See dust.

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Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

... When saturated, they resemble grapes. They appear to be chlorophyll filled. If I rupture the membrane, they reduce to a gelatinous puddle with a dusty substance inside (spores?). If I place the 'pod' in water, it dramatically swells. It acts like desiccant. I've goggled bacterial colonies, slime ...

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by Sadial
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom
Replies: 2
Views: 6357

Environmental changes are spreading infectious diseases

... fever, are very sensitive to changes in climate. Neissseria meningitidis, a common cause of meningitis, can also be spread many miles in the dusty conditions that occur following prolonged drought in regions of Africa bordering the Sahara. Also a rise in the number of environmental refugees ...

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by yincai
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Environmental changes are spreading infectious diseases
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Views: 5301

Unidentified fern

It looks like it is a Dusty Miller Chrysanthemum. See here: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=dusty%20miller&rlz=1W1GGLR_en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

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by Neptune
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Unidentified fern
Replies: 7
Views: 4415

I found this weird little critter

... I spotted this funny looking thing crawling on some wood, but you can find them almost anywhere, including tree bark, woodpiles, leaf litter, and dusty areas in the house! A couple interesting things I found out; the females protect their eggs and carry their young on their backs (just like scorpions), ...

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by Amun
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: I found this weird little critter
Replies: 2
Views: 2389

Tree identification PLZ (photos)!

... http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j83/kotoreru/fruit.jpg As you can see, the fruits look like plums and have quite a substantial 'dusty' covering which I assume is yeast like that which grows on grapes. I hope someone can shed some light on this, but let me know if any particular ...

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by kotoreru
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Tree identification PLZ (photos)!
Replies: 9
Views: 15727
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