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

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After enrollment, farms having pregnant cows expected to start drying-off in July to October 2009, with drying off periods ranging from 40 to 80 days, were included.
DRYING OFF David Young's fantastic shot PEACEFUL Brynne Openshaw's photograph of Kielder Water, and, right, sunset behind the Angel of the North by Darren Turner COLOURS Russ Mould sent us this photograph of sunset over Tynemouth beach
And despite his ordeal, after drying off and getting a fresh uniform Denis continued on with his shift.
After drying off the church members made their way to the Emmanuel Centre for a barbecue.
demands until release: the drying off, the drying up, before the golden