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  • Tune your TV to one of the news channels, pour yourself a good stiff drink, and settle back in an armchair for an hour or so of dustsceawung.

    National Review Online

  • There is a word in Old English which belongs wholly to that civilisation - dustsceawung, "meaning contemplation of dust.

    National Review Online

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  • There is a word in Old English which
    belongs wholly to that civilisation—
    “dustsceawung,” meaning contemplation
    of dust. It is a true image of the Anglo-
    Saxon mind, or at least an echo of that
    consciousness which considered
    transience and loss to be part of the human
    estate; it was a world in which life was
    uncertain and the principal deity was fate
    or destiny or “wyrd.”

    Peter Ackroyd -- Albion

    October 12, 2012

  • That goes hand in hand with sneezesceawung.

    December 2, 2007

  • I do this all the time. In lieu of cleaning :-)

    December 2, 2007

  • We should probably do more of this

    December 2, 2007

  • dustsceawung contemplation of dust (in Old English)

    January 25, 2007