- (obsolete, West Country) Dust.
(third-person singular simple present dousts, present participle dousting, simple past and past participle dousted)
- 1867, Fussel, E.F., Medical Times and Gazette, page 420:
- "[...] I wished the above system of drainage to be carried out, but I met with this response from an official, in many matters a man entitled to the greatest consideration:- "I found that sort of thing at a house the other day, and I soon dousted it."
- 1887, Havergal, Francis Tebbs, Herefordshire words & phrases, colloquial and archaic, about 1300 in number, current in the county:
- "Him hit Jack on his head, it nearly dousted him."
- 1889, Clynton, Richard, The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer:
- Look at me, mates! The glim of one of my skylights is dousted, and is battened down for ever.