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 for dusty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dusty \dust"y\ (d[u^]st"[y^]), a. [Compar. Dustier
     (d[u^]st"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Dustiest
     (d[u^]st"[i^]*[e^]st).] [AS. dystig. See Dust.]
     1. Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with
        dust; as, a dusty table; a dusty attic; also, reducing to
        [1913 Webster]
              And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
              The way to dusty death.               --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Like dust; of the color of dust; as, a dusty white.
        [1913 Webster]
     Dusty+miller+(Bot.),+a+plant+({Cineraria+maritima">Dusty miller (Bot.), a plant ({Cineraria maritima); -- so
        called because of the ashy-white coating of its leaves.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: covered with a layer of dust; "a dusty pile of books"
             [syn: dusty, dust-covered]
      2: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-
         eaten theories about race"; "stale news" [syn: cold,
         stale, dusty, moth-eaten]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  216 Moby Thesaurus words for "dusty":
     Quaker-colored, Saharan, acier, anhydrous, arid, ashen, ashy,
     athirst, barren, blah, blank, bloodless, bone-dry, branny,
     broken-record, bromidic, canescent, chalklike, chalky,
     characterless, cinereous, colorless, comminute, comminuted,
     crumbling, crushed, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray,
     dead, desert, detrital, detrited, dilapidated, dingy, dirty,
     disintegrated, dismal, dove-colored, dove-gray, draggy, drearisome,
     dreary, droughty, dry, dry as dust, dryasdust, dull, effete,
     efflorescent, elephantine, empty, etiolated, everlasting, fade,
     farinaceous, fine, flaky, flat, floury, furfuraceous, fusty,
     glaucescent, glaucous, gone to dust, gone to seed, grated, gray,
     gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green,
     gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grimy,
     griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, ground, grubby, grungy,
     harping, heavy, high and dry, ho-hum, hollow, humdrum, impalpable,
     inane, inexcitable, insipid, invariable, iron-gray, jejune,
     jog-trot, juiceless, lead-gray, leaden, levigated, lifeless,
     like parchment, livid, long-winded, low-spirited, mealy, messy,
     mildewed, milled, miry, moldering, moldy, monotonous, moss-grown,
     moth-eaten, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, muddy, musty, pale,
     pallid, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, pedestrian, pestled, plodding,
     pointless, poky, ponderous, powdered, powdery, prolix, pulverant,
     pulverized, pulverulent, reduced to powder, road-weary, ruined,
     ruinous, rusty, sad, sandy, sapless, scaly, scobicular, scobiform,
     scruffy, scurfy, sharded, shredded, silver, silver-gray, silvered,
     silvery, singsong, slate-colored, slaty, slovenly, slow, smirchy,
     smoke-gray, smoky, smudgy, smutchy, smutty, snuffy, sober, solemn,
     somber, sooty, spiritless, stale, steel-gray, steely, sterile,
     stiff, stodgy, stone-colored, stuffy, superficial, tasteless,
     taupe, tedious, thirsting, thirsty, time-scarred, timeworn,
     travel-jaded, travel-sated, travel-stained, travel-weary,
     travel-worn, treadmill, triturated, undamped, uneventful,
     uninteresting, unlively, untidy, unvarying, unwatered, vapid,
     waterless, way-weary, wayworn, weariful, wearisome, wooden, worn

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