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

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Mr Maddocks added: "The drier started to creak and bang under the heat.
As a cobalt replacement, manganese requires the addition of a drier accelerator like 1,10-phenanthroline or 2,2'-bipyridyl chelating additives to approach the activity level of cobalt.
The forecaster added: "There will be further persistent rain in many areas but a gradual clearance to drier conditions will develop in the South later in the night.
Tomorrow and Wednesday Strong winds and heavy rain for a time tomorrow and Wednesday, although it should become drier through the evening on Wednesday.
Commercially available Co drier was also obtained from OMG (Cobalt bis (2-ethylhexanoate) with 10 wt% of Co metal content).
Mick Ireland, watch manager at Stockton Fire Station, said: "It was a tumble drier in a garage.
It is believed an electrical fault caused the drier to overheat and burst into flames.
On the variants also referred to as Camel-Back ovens, the parts are routed from below into the drier at an ascent angle of 30 degrees, pass through it and leave the oven again at entry height.
Two bras were later found to be missing from a tumble to be missing from a tumble drier inside.
Drier January wants people to think about their alcohol intake in the run-up to the festive season and commit to drinking less into the New Year.
SUN-SEEKERS will welcome the drier weather today as temperatures are set to hit 20 degrees across much of South Wales.
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