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dustproof

[duhst-proof] /ˈdʌstˌpruf/
adjective
1.
impervious to or free of dust.
Origin of dustproof
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; dust + -proof
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  • The bearings and cams of such a shaft are generally enclosed in oil and dustproof casing screwed to the top of the cylinders.

    The Gasoline Motor

    Harold Whiting Slauson
  • After bridling, drop a little oil paint into the heel of the brush and set it away in a dustproof compartment for a few days.

    Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting

    Mayton Clarence Hillick

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