A light sprinkling: sidewalks covered with a dusting of new snow. (noun)
Slang A beating or defeat: gave the bully a good dusting. (noun)
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Use "dusting" in a sentence
"DROPPINGS Turkey droppings are easiest to find on bare ground, especially in dusting areas or in scratchings."
"So while the Democratic establishment is once again dusting off its tried-and-untrue swing voter strategy, Dean is running, as he put it, a campaign based on addition, not subtraction."
"This not unusual, but recently I have begun to note that the bottom lip of the urinals are covered with a thin dusting of pubic hair."