a boil of dust

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‘Where’d you bury him?’ another yelled as the car backed out in a boil of dust.
Source: Misery by Stephen King
a boil of dust is interchangeable with a plume of dust, a cloud of dust, right? any other expression for the same? your preferred one?

Thank you.
  • dojibear

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    English - Northeast US
    It is not a standard term. Mr King invented it. King invents many phrases in his books.

    There probably isn't another expression that has this exact meaning.

    But it probably means that the car stirred up a lot of dust.
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