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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRY

"Nothing but a half loaf, and that's dry enough," muttered the stranger.

The feed is good a mile down from the spring, although it is very old and dry.

They had experienced heavy weather, but everything was dry and safe.

It must be a long while since there has been rain, or it would not have been dry.

"Dry or slimy, you would be just the same dear old Dick," she whispered.

Andy became aware that his shout had been only a dry whisper.

It sweetens the dry crust and warms the heart in the icy wind.

Her face was sallow and dry, and the luster had gone from her black hair.

The woman gazed up at her with eyes that looked like the dry wells of tears.

Can you give me any information about high wines and dry wines?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dryge, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz (cf. Middle Low German dröge, Middle Dutch druge, Dutch droog, Old High German trucchon, German trocken, Old Norse draugr), from PIE *dreug-.

Meaning "barren" is mid-14c. Of humor or jests, early 15c. (implied in dryly); as "uninteresting, tedious" from 1620s. Of places prohibiting alcoholic drink, 1870 (but dry feast, one at which no liquor is served, is from late 15c.; colloquial dry (n.) "prohibitionist" is 1888, American English). Dry goods (1708) were those measured out in dry, not liquid, measure. Dry land (that not under the sea) is from early 13c. Dry run is from 1940s.

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