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[duhst-klawth -kloth] /ˈdʌstˌklɔθ -ˌklɒθ/
noun, plural dustcloths
[duhst-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈdʌstˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðzl, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA)
a soft, absorbent cloth used for dusting.
Origin of dustcloth
First recorded in 1720-30; dust + cloth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She dropped her dustcloth to a chair, scanning his face intently.

    Bruce of the Circle A Harold Titus
  • Then he secured a dustcloth from a hook, produced a small vial of chloroform, and poured some of the liquid on the cloth.

  • As he picked up his broom again, his twin sister came to the door to shake a dustcloth.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • Phillida was framed in the open square, and shook a dustcloth at us by way of greeting and evidence of her busyness.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram

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