Definitions starting with D

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dusty, dustee

[probably from dusky, influenced by mustee] n., Obs a person of mixed white and black ancestry: 1801 Mr. Rose baptized 14 Whites and 24 "Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees and Dustees" (Aspects 15).

 —adj. (of complexion) dark: He got a dusty complexion (Exuma). (Exuma, Mayag)

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Last update: 2011-02-20 22:10
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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