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

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Separate analyses were carried out to compare the 4 treatment combinations, or pooled data for the different dry sow housing systems and farrowing systems.
Table 6 shows the behaviors of sows immediately after their return to the original dry sow housing at weaning.
SC, GC and EC sows were from different dry sow housing conditions, but farrowed in crates.