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DRY. Used figuratively, it signifies that which produces nothing; as, dry exchange; dry rent; rent seek.

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BOSTON, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New research presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology meeting expands on the current body of evidence suggesting that eating dried plums may offer benefits ranging from supporting bone health in post-menopausal women to helping to reduce inflammation in smokers.
Thermal conduction fins plus a small volume of dried compressed air heat and dry pellets in small volumes.
These bolts are passed through flaking machines to reduce them into flakes that are then dried to the desired moisture content (MC).
Net his firm dried 26 metric tons of cocoa beans in just two days last November (traditional drying can take two weeks).
When the moist gauze dries, it attaches to surface tissue, which gets removed with the dried dressing.
Boiled potatoes--the waxy kind, often sold as boiling, white rose, or red rose potatoes--can be tossed with chopped fresh or dried herbs and served hot.
Although some medicinal herbs are sold fresh to buyers, many buyers are looking for dried product.
Although we said that the tissue sheet was dried by the Yankee, this is not quite true.
1/2 cup raisins, dried cherries OR dried cranberries
But in some cases, situations require that documents be dried at their site.
The binder forms a crystalline structure when it is dried.
Also, there was some discoloration on one of the sleeves after the top dried.