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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DROUGHT

Only once before in her memory had there been such a summer and such a drought.

And in times of drought all make pilgrimage there to offer up prayers.

Lucagnolo had drought some wench whom he believed to be Madonna Paola.

Only those who have been through a drought know what music there is hidden in rain.

Sheep and the drought had come together, and the round-up was a failure.

They only matched the cattle that had died off during the drought.

In other words, the drought follows the normal air currents from this point.

Some, finding the cane has suffered in times of drought, have adopted other modes.

This enemy is drought, traceable directly to the destruction of the forests.

Midsummer was upon the land, and the heat and drought were intense.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English drugað, drugoð "drought, dryness, desert," from Proto-Germanic *drugothaz, from Germanic root *dreug- "dry" (cf high/height) with *-itho, Germanic suffix for forming abstract nouns (see -th (2)). Drouth was a Middle English variant continued in Scottish and northern English dialect and in poetry.

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