To scatter or release in drops or small particles
lick the dust
make the dust fly
A dust storm was probably brewing.
The storm kicked up dust behind them, but they managed to beat it to the corral.
First it was enough for a hand, but nothing but dust was within reach.
Carrying a chair from the kitchen, she stretched to dust the top shelf of one of the bookcases beside the fireplace.
At present our houses are cluttered and defiled with it, and a good housewife would sweep out the greater part into the dust hole, and not leave her morning's work undone.