Part of speech:
To cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered.
(Obsolete, intransitive) To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.
To sprinkle over (with something)
(Geology) An accumulation of relatively large rock fragments:
(Informal) Useless or worthless stuff; trash; rubbish
Rough, irregular, loose fragments of rock, broken from larger bodies either by natural processes or artificially, as by blasting
Powdery grains that contain the male reproductive cells of most plants. In gymnosperms, pollen is produced by male cones or conelike structures. In angiosperms, pollen is produced by the anthers at the end of stamens in flowers. Each pollen grain contains a generative cell, which divides into two nuclei (one of which fertilizes the egg), and a tube cell, which grows into a pollen tube to conduct the generative cell or the nuclei into the ovule. The pollen grain is the male gametophyte generation of seed-bearing plants. In gymnosperms, each pollen grain also contains two sterile cells (called prothallial cells), thought to be remnants of the vegetative tissue of the male gametophyte.
The third planet from the Sun and the densest planet in the solar system. Earth is a terrestrial or inner planet consisting of a thin outer crust, an intermediate mantle, and a dense inner core. It has an atmosphere composed primarily of nitrogen and oxygen and is the only planet on which water in liquid form exists, covering more than 70 percent of its surface. It is also the only planet on which life is known to have evolved, occupying the relatively thin region of water, land, and air known as the biosphere. Earth has a single, relatively large natural satellite, the Moon.
A black, powdery substance that consists mainly of carbon and is formed through the incomplete combustion of wood, coal, diesel oil, or other materials. Because it absorbs energy from sunlight rather than reflecting it, soot is believed to be a cause of global warming, especially when it settles on snow and ice, reducing their reflectivity. Soot particles in the air are a contributing factor in respiratory diseases.
To be strewn over or across:
To cover with or as with dots; appear as dotlike parts in
To separate and move in different directions; scatter:
The surface layer of earth, supporting plant life
A buff to gray windblown deposit of fine-grained, calcareous silt or clay.
Rough, hard particles of sand, stone, etc.
Sift is defined as to pass through a sorting device like a screen to sort, separate or carefully examine.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Crumbling to powder or dust
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
To coat is to cover something completely, or to give someone an outer layer of clothing.
To record on film or video using a movie camera:
To flour means to sprinkle a thin powder (also called flour) onto a surface in order to prepare that surface and prevent sticking.
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