"devil’s dust" Definition

  1. a term used in the manufacturing districts of Yorkshire to denote shreds of old cloth torn up to re-manufacture; also called SHODDY. Mr. Ferrand, in his speech in the House, March 4, 1842, produced a piece of cloth made chiefly from DEVIL’S DUST, and tore it into shreds to prove its worthlessness.—_See Hansard’s Parliamentary Debates_, third series, vol. lxi. p. 140.

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Position in the dictionary: 964 of 4022 slang words.
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